• Pumpkinseed fish

Pumpkinseed fish

Lepomis gibbosus

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From the Great Lakes of North America

The Pumpkinseed is a small fish belonging to the colourful Centrarchidae family. Originally from the North American Great Lakes, they were introduced into France by accident in around 1877. They are considered a pest because they eat eggs and young fish, and reproduce abundantly.
  • Average size: 10 cm
  • Average weight: 150 g
  • IUCN red list status: Least concern (LC)

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