Curious to know if anyone here is keeping these Florida sunfishes? Any sources commercially?
How have their populations been impacted by the insurgence of invasive exotics?
Do we already have a map/graphic of the geographic variations of sunfish? IMO it would be neat to see the colors morph by location at a glance. Do bluegill look similar in northern and southern Florida? What about Georgia? What do they look like in South Carolina? I've seen the variation in longears but there again only from a few locations. I've never seen auritus like the one below!
Snorkeling Fanning and Manatee springs with Casper
Another of his FL bluegill shots
Florida has some nice-looking bluegill. Here's one from the Suwannee drainage: