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Mud Sunfish

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Acantharchus pomotis

Mud Sunfish occurs in sluggish lowland streams with mud or silt bottoms. There were only three 1936 records from one stream in southeastern NY, the Hackensack River. The species is classified as Threatened, but thought to be extirpated in NY.

Fish atlas map for Mud Sunfish.