Pumpkinseed Sunfish - Belle Isle Nature Zoo

Pumpkinseed Sunfish

Lepomis gibbosus

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