Enneacanthus chaetodon (Baird, 1855)
Blackbanded sunfish
photo by Slaboch, R.

Family:  Centrarchidae (Sunfishes)
Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; pH range: 6.5 - 7.5; dH range: 10 - 20
Distribution:  North America: Atlantic and Gulf Slope drainages from New Jersey to central Florida, west to Flint River in Georgia in the USA.
Biology:  Inhabits vegetated lakes, ponds, quiet sand and mud-bottomed pools and backwaters of creeks and small to medium rivers.
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 29 November 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 15.08.94
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 02.06.94

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