Redbreast sunfish

The redbreast sunfish reaches a maximum recorded length of about 30 cm , with a maximum recorded weight of 790 g .

The Redbreast sunfish lives in the demersal, freshwater, pH range: 7.0 - 7.5, dH range: 15 environment.

The redbreast sunfish (Lepomis auritus) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. The type species of its genus, it is native to the river systems of eastern Canada and the United States. More

Redbreast Sunfish Fish Species Information Scientific Fish Name: Lepomis auritus) Other Fish Species Names: Regions Fished: river systems of eastern Canada and the United States World Record: More

The redbreast sunfish is confined to the eastern portion of the state and is of lesser importance to New York State anglers. While it inhabits lakes and ponds, redbreasts mostly live in clear, slower moving streams with sandy and rocky bottoms. More

Redbreast SunfishRedbreast sunfish are close relatives of well-known fish species such as the large- and small mouth basses, bluegill, and crappie, all of which are members of the family Centrarchidae. Sunfish typically have compressed bodies and a spinous dorsal fin followed by a soft-rayed fin. More

Redbreast sunfish illustration - click for redbreast sunfish index Redbreast Sunfish Management and Fishing in Pennsylvania Prepared by R. Lorantas, D. Kristine and C. More

Redbreast sunfish were introduced into Texas from their original range, the streams of the eastern US that drain into the Atlantic Ocean. This species now occurs throughout the eastern and southern parts of Texas as far west as some streams of the Pecos drainage. More

Redbreast sunfish inhabit freshwaters of eastern North America from southern Canada to Florida. Redbreast sunfish are found throughout North Carolina, except for cold mountain waters. Their diet is probably the most varied of all the sunfishes. More

HABITAT AND BIOLOGY: Redbreast sunfish occur in a wide variety of habitats, from small steams to large rivers and reservoirs. Spawning occurs in North Carolina in June, when water temperatures reach 68ºF (20ºC) (Davis, 1972). More

Redbreast SunfishThe jewel of the Canoochee and Ogeechee Rivers is no doubt the redbreast sunfish! This species is the single most popular sport fish in these two coastal blackwater rivers. More

Redbreast Sunfish (Lepomis auritus) = Drawing of Redbreast Sunfish (Lepomis auritus) Illustration More

Redbreast Sunfish, Lepomis auritus = RBS DISTRIBUTION: RBS DESCRIPTION: The redbreast sunfish has a deep, laterally compressed body and average 12.7 to 17.8 cm in length. More

Common names

Chopa de abdomen colorado in Spanish (español)
Puna-aurinkoahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)
redbreast in English
redbreast sunfish in English
Rödbröstad solabborre in Swedish (Svenska)
Rožinis saulešeris in Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba)
Rødbrysted solabbor in Norwegian (Norsk)
Rødbrystet solaborre in Danish (dansk)
紅胸太陽魚 in Mandarin Chinese
红胸太阳鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Centrarchidae
Genus : Lepomis
Species : Lepomis auritus
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758