Specimen Information

Lepomis cyanellus
Lepomis cyanellus
(Green Sunfish)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID35275
Common NameGreen Sunfish
Localitysmall pond in the town of Argyle, about 8 miles north of Old Town on the west side of the Penobscot River
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLower Penobscot
HUC8 Number01020005
Collection Year1991
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for sport
CommentsThe only known population was eradicated in 1991 with rotenone. Presumably they came into Maine with an illegal shipment of baitfish, perhaps from Arkansas.
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recordstate
DisposalME Fish & Wildl. Bangor
VerifierJoan Trial, Fishery Biologist
Number Collectedmany
Year Classall
Size-200 mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/20/2021].

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