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Crappie, Rock Bass, or Other?

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by SeaYoda, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. rhine64

    rhine64 Guest

    Due to the shape of the body and the coloration on its sides I would go with L. microlophus (redear). However it doesn't have the little red tab on the flap of the operculum that you normally see with redear. This may have disappeared at depth though. I definitely do not see it as a bluegill. Watcha' think of that call? :D
  2. archman

    archman ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Florida
    The size of the opercular flap seems to best match a redear, although the ones on bluegill's aren't typically much larger. They're also skimpy on green's.

    Green's and redear's readily hybridize in Texas. The crosses also have skimpy opercular flaps.

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