Date of Award:

5-1951

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Watershed Sciences

Department name when degree awarded

Fishery Management

Committee

William F. Sigler

Abstract

The green sunfish Lepomis cyanellus Rafinesque is a member of the sunfish family Centrarchidae. Curtis states that all members of the sunfish family are native only to North America, and are primarily warm-water fish. According to Jordan and Evermann the green sunfish is generally abundant in all suitable waters from central Ohio and Indiana to the Rio Grande. Forbes and Richardson five the general distribution of the green sunfish to be from the Great Lakes to Mexico, the Mississippi Valley, and everywhere in small sluggish streams except east of the Alleghanies and in Canada. The green sunfish is not native to Utah, but has been introduced in a number of ponds in the state. It is not considered important as a pan-fish because of its limited range and small size.

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