Acantharchus pomotis (Baird, 1855)
Mud sunfish
Acantharchus pomotis
photo by Seelig, C.

Family:  Centrarchidae (Sunfishes)
Max. size:  21 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; pH range: 6.80000019073486 - 7.80000019073486; dH range: 10 - 25
Distribution:  North America: widely distributed in Atlantic Coastal Plain and lower Piedmont drainages from Hudson River in New York to St. Johns River in Florida, USA and in Gulf Coastal Plain drainages of northern Florida and southern Georgia, USA from Suwannee River to St. Marks River.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Usually occurs over mud and detritus in vegetated sloughs, lakes, and pools and backwaters of creeks and small to medium rivers.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 October 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 02.06.94
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 02.06.94

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