Sunfish, redbreast (Lepomis auritus)

(Linnaeus, 1758); CENTRARCHIDAE FAMILY; also called yellowbelly sunfish, sun perch, redbreast bream, longear sunfish (not to be confused with Lepomis megalotis which goes by that name)
It is native to the east coast of North America from New Brunswick in Canada south along the Atlantic slope, east of the Appalachians, to about central Florida, but only as far west in the Florida panhandle as the Apalachicola River. It has been introduced into nearby states, and into lakes in northern Italy.
The belly, or ventral surface, ranges in color from yellow to orange red or crimson red and the “ear l... Read More


All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Catch Date
All-Tackle (tie)
0.80 kg (1 lb 12 oz)
Satilla River, Georgia, USA
0.79 kg (1 lb 12 oz)
Suwannee River, Florida, USA

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