English : Everglades pygmy sunfish
French : Perche-soleil pygmée des Everglades
Class : Teleostei
Order : Centrarchiformes
Family : Elassomatidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can reach a total length of 3.4 cm. Round head with big eyes. Coloration mottled grey-brown with more or less shiny blue to violet areas on flanks and fins. Black spot on dorsal fin.
Range and habitat
The species is found in south-Eastern USA, from North Carolina to Alabama, south to Everglades park in Florida. Lives in swamps and very slow moving rivers with muddy bottom.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species isn’t currently declining. The many populations recorded are either stable or thriving.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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