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Bluegill Sunfish

Lepomis macrochirus Rafinesque 1819

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Lepomis macrochirus (Bluegill Sunfish) is a species of bony fishes in the family sunfishes. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to The Nearctic. They are crepuscular carnivores. Individuals can grow to 41.0 cm. They have sexual reproduction. They have parental care (female provides care and paternal care). They rely on swimming to move around.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Bluegill sunfish. View this species on GBIF