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 bluegill

Common Name: Bluegill

Scientific Name: Lepomis machrochirus
Description: A deep, slabsided sunfish with a small mouth. It reaches 8 inches and 6 ounces. Fish may travel in schools of 10-20 fish.
Diet: Primarily zooplankton for bluegill fry. Adults feed mostly on insects, but will also eat fish eggs, small fish, crayfish and snails.
Fun Fact: The bluegill is Indiana's favorite panfish, putting up a good and exciting fight on light tackle.


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