Mud sunfish

The mud sunfish prefers sluggish, weedy waters of 10–22 °C , over muddy, detritus-strewn bottoms, and occurs in small lakes as well as riverine backwaters.

The Mud sunfish lives in the demersal, freshwater, pH range: 6.8 - 7.8, dH range: 10 - 25 environment.

Mud Sunfish in an Aquarium (South Carolina, circa. 1976) The mud sunfish (Acantharchus pomotis) is a sunfish (family Centrarchidae) widely distributed in the fresh waters along the Atlantic coast of North America, ranging from New York to Florida. More

The mud sunfish is a small fish that rarely exceeds 6.5 inches in length. It has smooth scales, a round caudal (tail) fin and brown eyes. The body color is reddish brown on top and pale brown on the belly. More

OVERVIEW: The mud sunfish (Acantharchus pomotis) has a deep, strongly compressed body with a maximum length of around 21 cm. It has two broadly connected dorsal fins, the anterior fin having 10-12 spines and the posterior fin having 9-13 soft rays. More

Mud Sunfish, Acantharchus pomotis Physical Description: · Compressed, stocky body · Large, terminal mouth · Cycloid scales More

Mud Sunfish Acantharchus pomotis This nocturnal, secretive sunfish of sluggish blackwater streams is uncommon along the U.S. Atlantic and eastern Gulf Coastal plains. More

Similar in appearance to the rock bass, the mud sunfish can easily be distinguished by its round, not forked, tail and its brown, not red, eyes. There are five distinct lines located along the sides of this relatively small (approximately five to six inches long) sunfish. More

Mud Sunfish Acantharchus pomotis longear sunfish Longear Sunfish Lepomis megalotis "Endangered" icon - click for more information General identification: Many species of the sunfish family are beautifully colored and patterned. More

mud sunfish Occupy areas in sloughs, lakes, pools and backwaters of streams where the water is acid and vegetation, mud and detritus occur. it is extremely rare in New York State - found only in the Hackensack River. More

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1/2-inch mud sunfish eat a 1 1/2-inch darter whole, and a four-inch specimen devoured a 1 1/2-inch fish and a 2 1/2-inch salamander within 20 minutes of each other. More

Common names

Balinė saulažuvė in Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba)
mud sunfish in English
Muddersolfisk in Danish (dansk)
Muta-ahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Ohrenbarsch in German (Deutsch)
Schlamm-Sonnenbarsch in German (Deutsch)
Slamabborre in Swedish (Svenska)
刺臀魚 in Mandarin Chinese
刺臀鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Centrarchidae
Genus : Acantharchus
Species : Acantharchus pomotis
Authority : Baird, 1855