Elassoma evergladei Jordan, 1884
Everglades pygmy sunfish
photo by Page, L.M.

Family:  Elassomatidae (Pygmy sunfishes)
Max. size:  3.4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; pH range: 7 - 7.5; dH range: 8 - 12
Distribution:  North America: USA from Cape Fear River drainage in North Carolina to Mobile Bay in Alabama; south in Florida to northern edge of Everglades.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurs in swamps, heavily vegetated sloughs and small sluggish streams, usually over mud. Feeds on worms and crustaceans (Ref. 7020). Oviparous, eggs are deposited in aquatic vegetation, preferably on strands of Ceratophyllum sp. when available (Ref. 58020).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 29 November 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 31.05.94

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