Lepomis megalotis, Longear sunfish : aquarium

Lepomis megalotis (Rafinesque, 1820)

Longear sunfish
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> Centrarchiformes (Basses) > Centrarchidae (Sunfishes)
Etymology: Lepomis: Greek, lepis = scaled + Greek, poma = gill cover, operculum (Ref. 45335, 79012);  megalotis: megalotis meaning great ear, referring to the large opercular lobe (Ref. 10294)  More on author: Rafinesque.

Issue
Lepomis peltastes Cope, 1870 is considered as a valid species in Page & Burr (2011: Ref. 86798).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecologia

; acqua dolce benthopelagico; distribuzione batimetrica - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ).   Temperate; 0°C - ; 51°N - 26°N

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North America: northeastern Mexico and north to the Great Lakes.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 5723); common length : 11.5 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 4543); peso massimo pubblicato: 790.00 g (Ref. 4699); Età massima riportata: 6 anni (Ref. 12193)

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Nearly always found in shallow water, preferring habitats with dense vegetation in small lakes, ponds and slow moving rivers and streams. Feed on small aquatic invertebrates, insects, and occasionally small fishes. (Ref. 4543, 10294).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Nests side by side arranged in dense colonies near shore. Male digs nest and defends territory during prespawning period. Female approaches nesting colony when nest completed. Mating pairs swim in circles over nest, stop for short intervals to release sperm and egg. Male may chase mate away from nest, female may come back to same nest or move on to mate with another (Ref 4543).

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Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 432 p. (Ref. 5723)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 06 October 2018

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Fonti Internet

AFORO (otoliths) | Alien/Invasive Species database | Aquatic Commons | BHL | Cloffa | BOLDSystems | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes: Genere, Specie | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | FAO - Publication: search | Faunafri | Fishipedia | Fishtrace | GenBank: genome, nucleotide | GloBI | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | Acquari pubblici | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Socotra Atlas | Tree of Life | Wikipedia: Go, ricerca | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates 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 (0.01100 - 0.01990), b=3.12 (3.07 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.52 se; based on food items.
Resilienza (Ref. 120179):  Medio, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione 1.4 - 4.4 anni (K=0.14-0.24; tmax=6).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100) .