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banded sunfish or bluespotted?


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#1 jessefishing

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 12:16 PM

Hello all,

 

I appreciate what NANFA does and I respect the vast amount of knowledge you all have.  I am looking for some advice on whether this is a banded sunfish or a bluespotted sunfish?   As far as range goes, bluespotted are more common in this location in Maryland, however Banded have been documented as well.   I am thinking the answer is bluespotted, however, the visible bands and the brownish tint have me questioning whether this could be a banded sunfish. 

 

Thank you!

Jesse

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#2 minorhero

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 06:06 PM

Banded tend to have lines of blue around the face where the blue spotted does not. Looks like a blue spotted to me but I am no expert.

The real reason I am replying is that I live in Maryland and I am very interested in where you found that little guy and how you caught him. I am looking to add a few to my next tank.

#3 Dustin

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Posted 30 July 2019 - 10:50 AM

Looks like a bluespot.


Dustin Smith
At the convergence of the Broad, Saluda and Congaree
Lexington, SC


#4 mattknepley

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 07:35 PM

Another good indicator is the "chunk" factor. Bandeds are, well, robust. B-spots are more typically thin.
Matt Knepley
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."




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