Post date: Monday, March 5, 2012 - 23:37
Updated date: 11/17/14
Flier Sunfish Centrarchis macropterus

 

Fliers are small sunfish that have large, equally-sized dorsal and anal fins. They also have a speckled, camouflage appearance. Fliers like weedy, brushy, and swampy areas. They often feed on terrestrial insects and readliy take surface flies. They are found from Virginia to East Texas and north to Southern Illinois and Indiana. Fliers commonly grow to seven inches long. The world record is exactly one pound, four ounces.

 

Other Names: Pond flier, round sunfish, goggle-eye, fly perch, brush bream, sand bream, millpond flier, flier bream, millpond perch, grayling of the south

 

 

 

 

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