Pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus)


Pumpkinseed
Lepomis gibbosus

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Centrarchidae
Genus: Lepomis
Species: L. gibbosus
Pumpkinseeds may be identified by the orange or red spot on the ear flap and the orange cheeks with wavy blue or turquoise stripes. Color is exceedingly brilliant and somewhat variable; olive to brassy green above, the back finely dusted with gold or emerald. Source: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife