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Redbreast Sunfish

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Lepomis auritus

Redbreast Sunfish live in lakes and ponds. Its is native to the Chemung, Susquehanna, Delaware, the entire Hudson-Mohawk, Champlain, Newark Bay and Westchester County part of Long Island watersheds. Its present range includes the Raquette and Saint Lawrence watersheds in the north where it is nonnative. It is also found but not native to Staten Island and Shelter Island of the Long Island watershed.

Fish atlas map for redbreast sunfish.