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Green Sunfish

Green Sunfish

artwork by Howard Friedman

Lepomis cyanellus

Green Sunfish lives in streams and lakes and spawns in gravel areas. It has expanded its range rapidly in the last 20 years and is considered to be non-native throughout NY. There are records for all watersheds except Champlain and Upper Hudson. There are few records for all areas to the north, northeast and southwest.

Fish atlas map for green sunfish.