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Lepomis marginatus (Dollar sunfish)

Synonyms: Pomotis marginatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The dollar sunfish (Lepomis marginatus) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. It is categorized as a warm water pan-fish. Early settlers said that this species of sunfish resembled a European species they called bream. Historically it has been found along the Southern Atlantic coastal drainages from North Carolina to Florida, and west to Texas.
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Female Maturity [1]  2 years
Diet [2]  Planktivore, Detritivore, Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Adult Length [1]  4.7 inches (12 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In a nest
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Polyphils
Brood Guarder [1]  Yes
Litter Size [1]  600
Maximum Longevity [1]  6 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Big Thicket Biosphere Reserve National Park II 616880 Texas, United States
Canaveral National Seashore II 9090 Florida, United States
Central Gulf Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 40530 United States  
Congaree Swamp National Park II 6095 South Carolina, United States
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge VI 28351 Louisiana, United States
Little River National Wildlife Refuge   Oklahoma, United States
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge IV 38256 Florida, United States
South Atlantic Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 20317 South Carolina, United States  


Mycteria americana (Wood Stork)[3]


Parasitized by 
Crepidostomum cooperi[3]
Eocollis arcanus[4]
Leptorhynchoides acanthidion[3]
Onchocleidus acer <Unverified Name>[4]
Onchocleidus ferox[4]
Onchocleidus furcatus <Unverified Name>[4]
Onchocleidus variabilis <Unverified Name>[4]
Pomphorhynchus lucyi[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Cameron Park Zoo
Chicago Zoological Park
John G. Shedd Aquarium

Range Map

America, North - Inland waters; Nearctic; North America: Tar River in North Carolina to Brazos River in Texas in the USA; Former Mississippi Embayment in the USA from western Kentucky and eastern Arkansas south to Gulf of Mexico.; USA (contiguous states);



Attributes / relations provided by
1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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