Friday, June 28, 2013

Lepomis Pallidus: Blue Gill (invasive species)

The bluegill or bluegulli occurs naturally in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains. Bluegills have been stocked widely both within and outside their native range. Observed by Smith in California 1896.
The adult diet consists of aquatic insect larvae (mayflies, caddisflies, dragonflies), but can also include crayfish, leeches, snails, and other small fish.

This chromolithograph of a Blue Gill Sun Fish (Lepomis Pallidus) was created by artist S. F. Denton  born in 1856.Photo from:

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