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What kind of fish is in the sunfish family?
Others in the sunfish family include the Black Crappie and White Crappie (genus Pomoxis ), the Rock Bass (genus Ambloplites ), the Mud Sunfish (genus Acantharchus ), and the little sunfishes of the genus Enneacanthus, which are the Blackbanded, Bluespotted and Banded Sunfish (additional illustrations at the bottom of this page).
What are the characteristics of a sunfish?
The sunfishes have ctenoid scales, which means that each scale has a toothed rear edge that makes the scale, and the whole fish, feel rough to the touch. Male sunfish are territorial at spawning time, which is spring through summer depending on the species. Each male prepares a nest that it defends against other fish.
What do sunfish eat in the ocean?
Most sunfish have 渉angouts?they prefer, such as submerged stumps, rocks or patches of water weeds. Sunfish are sight-feeders and get their food by lying in wait and making a sudden lunge for it. Some sunfish are epibenthic feeders搕hey eat organisms typically attached to the surfaces of plants and rocks.
Are sunfish warm water fish?
The generally shallow nature of true sunfish makes them accessible to shore-based anglers, and they are collectively the number one warm water pursuit of non-boating anglers. They are characteristically strong, although not flashy, fighters for their size.