Bluegill sunfish is native to North America. It is widely distributed in freshwater waters from Ontario, Quebec, Canada to the Great Lakes system of the United States, many southern states and northern Mexico. It is suitable for breeding and breeding in lakes, reservoirs and ponds. It is an ideal object for freshwater culture and ornamental fish culture.
Bluegill sunfish is a small and medium-sized fish. The common individuals are mostly 50-100g / tail, and the largest individual can reach about 1kg / tail. The shape is similar to that of Nile tilapia. The most striking appearance feature is that there is a black ear like soft membrane on the trailing edge of the operculum, which is also a common feature of all sunfish, but the “eardrums” of different species have different colors and shapes.
The body color of bluegill sunfish is very beautiful. The overall color is blue-green. The head, chest and abdomen are light orange red or light orange yellow, and the back is light cyan gray. There are some light gray and black vertical lines between them, but it is not obvious. The head is small, the back is high, and the meat is rich.