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Bluegill

Post by Jordan » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:33 pm

The Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) is a species of freshwater fish sometimes referred to as bream, brim, or copper nose. It is a member of the sunfish family Centrarchidae of the order Perciformes. It is native to a wide area of North America, from Québec to northern Mexico, and has been widely transplanted to stock game fish for anglers. It is commonly fished in Arkansas, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Texas and Louisiana, and is the state fish of the U.S. state of Illinois. It is renowned as an excellent tasting fish. It is relatively common and easy to catch.[citation needed]
Of tropical sunfish body shape, the bluegill's most notable feature is the blue or black "ear". Its name, however, comes from the bright blue edging visible on its gill rakers. It can be distinguished from similar species by the (not always pronounced) vertical bars along its flanks. The bluegill grows to a maximum overall length of approximately 40 cm (16 in).
Bluegill have a rather bold character; many have no fear of humans, eating food dropped into the water, and a population in Canada's Lake Scugog will even allow themselves to be stroked by human observers.


Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Centrarchidae
Genus: Lepomis
Species: L. macrochirus
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RE:Bluegill

Post by racfish » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:47 am

Nice pictures and info. Thanks for posting this Jordan. Good info...
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RE:Bluegill

Post by Jordan » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:35 pm

racfish wrote:Nice pictures and info. Thanks for posting this Jordan. Good info...
no problem! it was kind of fun makin' this! [thumbsup]
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