Green Sunfish - Lepomis cyanellus

 

fish: green sunfish
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Oklahoma Distribution – Green sunfish are found statewide.

Habitat – Prefer small streams and ponds and can survive in habitats too small or temporary to support most other sunfish.

Natural Food Sources – Insects, fish

Spawning – Green sunfish spawn primarily from May through early summer in a shallow nest-like bottom depression formed by the male.

Facts – Because of its large mouth and voracious appetite it can often be caught on lures intended for bass.