Longear Sunfish Photo, Lepomis megalotis



Longear sunfish.  Male longear sunfishes, which are larger and more colorful than the females, build nests, using their tails to carve pits out of gravel where the females can lay their eggs.  The males then guard the nest until the eggs have hatched and the young fish are large enough to leave., Lepomis megalotis, natural history stock photograph, photo id 13963Add To Light Table
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Longear sunfish. Male longear sunfishes, which are larger and more colorful than the females, build nests, using their tails to carve pits out of gravel where the females can lay their eggs. The males then guard the nest until the eggs have hatched and the young fish are large enough to leave.

Stock Photo: 13963  -?- 
Species: Longear sunfish, Lepomis megalotis
Format: Digital 3:2
Other Names: long-ear sunfish, long-eared sunfish
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