Rafinesque, 1819; CENTRARCHIDAE FAMILY; also called green perch, sand bass, blue spotted sunfish, rubbertail
Occurs naturally west of the Appalachians throughout the eastern and central U.S.A. and into Ontario, Canada and northern Mexico. Its range has been extended so that it is found east of the Appalachians in Oregon, Nevada, and California, as well as throughout the southwestern U.S.A. and Germany. It is absent from peninsular Florida and most of the northwest portion of the U.S.A.
It has a larger mouth and a thicker longer body than most sunfishes of the genus Lepomis, and in this respe...