Zoo Animals

Pumpkinseed Sunfish - Belle Isle Nature Zoo

Sunfish

Lepomis

The sunfish has a saucer-shaped body with an orange or yellow belly and long, pointed pectoral fins. Its sides are speckled with orange, yellow, blue and green spots with seven to ten faint vertical bars. It has wavy light-blue and orangish-brown lines on its cheeks, and its black gill spots are edged in red or orange.