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Black Crappie

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Pomoxis nigromaculatus
Also called "papermouth, "bachelor perch" or just "crappie," this popular panfish is deep bodied and strongly compressed laterally (slab-sided). The sides are silver with an irregular pattern of dark speckles. The upper jaw is long, reaching past the middle of the eye. More

Bluegill

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In Missouri, the bluegill is one of the most widely distributed and abundant members of the Sunfish Family. While the Missouri Wildlife Code designates it as a nongame fish, the feisty, tasty bluegill is fun to catch and eat. More

Bluegill

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Lepomis macrochirus
One of the most abundant and popular panfishes in North America, this deep-bodied, slab-sided sunfish sports a black “ear flap” extending from the edge of its gill cover. More

Bluegill

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In Missouri, the bluegill is one of the most widely distributed and abundant members of the Sunfish Family. While the Missouri Wildlife Code designates it as a nongame fish, the feisty, tasty bluegill is fun to catch and eat. More

Green Sunfish

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Green sunfish. More

Green Sunfish

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Lepomis cyanellus
Th green sunfish is thick-bodied with a large mouth. The upper jaw extends to about the middle of the eye. The back and sides are bluish green, grading to pale yellow or white on the belly. More

Green Sunfish

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Image of a green sunfish. More

Hybrid Sunfish in Ponds

This Aquaguide shows you how to manage your Missouri pond or lake for hybrid sunfish. More

Longear Sunfish

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Longear sunfish. More

Longear Sunfish

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Lepomis megalotis
The deep-bodied, slab-sided longear sunfish has a moderate-sized mouth, with the upper jaw nearly reaching the front of the eye. The back and sides are blue-green speckled with yellow and emerald; the belly is yellow or orange. More