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Lepomis gulosus  (Cuvier, 1829)

Warmouth
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Centrarchidae (Sunfishes)
Etymology: Lepomis: Greek, lepis = scaled + Greek, poma = gill cover, operculum (Ref. 45335, 79012);  gulosus: gulosus meaning large-mouthed (Ref. 10294).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 7.0 - 7.5; dH range: 10 - 20.   Temperate; 10°C - 20°C (Ref. 13371); 46°N - 26°N

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 31.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); max. published weight: 1.1 kg (Ref. 4699)

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North America: Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins from western Pennsylvania to Minnesota in the USA, and south to the Gulf of Mexico; Atlantic and Gulf drainages from Rappahannock River in Virginia to Rio Grande in Texas and New Mexico, USA.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are usually found over mud in vegetated lakes, ponds, swamps and quiet water areas of streams.

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Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott, 1991. Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Pub. (20):183 p. (Ref. 3814)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquaculture: commercial; gamefish: yes
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00913 - 0.02397), b=3.14 (3.00 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.