Green Sunfish

Each scale is flecked with yellow or emerald green. Back and sides olive-green, and lower belly yellowish-copper or brassy. Body is short, stocky and deeply compressed from side to side. The gill cover has a broad, light margin, and it often has a black spot on the rear flap. The gill cover bone is stiff all the way to the margin which is different from most other sunfish.

Bodies Of Water

  • Carson River
  • Dufurrena Ponds
  • Floyd Lamb Park
  • Lake Mead
  • Lake Mohave
  • Lorenzi Park Pond
  • Sunset Park Pond
  • Truckee River

  • Counties

  • Carson City
  • Clark
  • Lyon
  • Storey
  • Washoe