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#124598 - 07/10/08 03:04 PM warmouth vs. green sunfish
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is the warmouth and the green sunfish the same species diffrent name?


Edited by LOVELACE LAKE (07/10/08 03:05 PM)

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#124601 - 07/10/08 03:20 PM Re: warmouth vs. green sunfish [Re: LOVELACE LAKE]
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No, greenie is lepomis cyanellus, warmouth is l. gulosus.

The warmouth has a considerably larger mouth.


Edited by bobad (07/10/08 03:21 PM)
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#124605 - 07/10/08 03:41 PM Re: warmouth vs. green sunfish [Re: bobad]
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is that the only diffrence between them. they both look alike and can come in some diffrent shade, but from what i have seen they both can come in the same shades.

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#124611 - 07/10/08 05:35 PM Re: warmouth vs. green sunfish [Re: LOVELACE LAKE]
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Green sunfish have a lot of green or olive colored scales, and have neon edges on the fins.

Here's an excellent specimen of a greenie: http://www.uaex.edu/wneal/pond_management/images/greensunfish.jpg

Warmouth have more browns and grays in the color, and usually have red eyes.

Here's a not-so great specimen of warmouth:
http://www.cnr.vt.edu/efish/families/images/jpegs/warmouth.jpg
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#124617 - 07/10/08 06:43 PM Re: warmouth vs. green sunfish [Re: bobad]
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These are all Warmouths from the same pond in SW Georgia.

(click to enlarge)








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#124625 - 07/10/08 09:36 PM Re: warmouth vs. green sunfish [Re: GW]
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Here are a couple of warmouth I recently put in my pond. They can have real different colors.




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#124669 - 07/11/08 10:05 AM Re: warmouth vs. green sunfish [Re: LOVELACE LAKE]
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no, warmouth have larger mouthes and they get bigger than green sunfish.

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#124935 - 07/14/08 04:57 PM Re: warmouth vs. green sunfish [Re: Rossbow]
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Warmouth typically have several line or stripes that radiate from the eye.

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#124939 - 07/14/08 05:38 PM Re: warmouth vs. green sunfish [Re: scotjute]
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#125049 - 07/15/08 01:28 PM Re: warmouth vs. green sunfish [Re: bobad]
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 Originally Posted By: bobad
The warmouth has a considerably larger mouth.


Have to disagree with you there. Warmouth and pure GSF have mouths that are very similar.

Ewest has posted, but I'm too lazy to search for and link, a Sunfish family tree, if you find it you will see that Warmouth and GSF are very closely related.

Find any photos of DIED's or my GSF and you'll find that their mouths are very similar in size and shape to WM.

Also not true that WM are much larger than GSF. From my research the record for WM is 2 pounds 7 ounces, the record that I found for GSF is 2 pounds 5.7 ounces and 12.5 inches from a pond in Kansas. I think it is safe to say that most folks catch GSF that are rather small but that doesn't mean that they can't achieve a good size.
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#125055 - 07/15/08 01:48 PM Re: warmouth vs. green sunfish [Re: jeffhasapond]
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 Originally Posted By: jeffhasapond


Have to disagree with you there. Warmouth and pure GSF have mouths that are very similar.


I violently agree Jeff.

I was working from memory, and it's been a while since I have caught either fish. Apologies for any confusion.
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#125069 - 07/15/08 03:37 PM Re: warmouth vs. green sunfish [Re: bobad]
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Is it common for GSF to be mixed in with HBG when being stocked? I think we have GSF in my pond but they have never been purposely stocked. The HBG are usualy more round than the fish I suspect are GSF.
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#125075 - 07/15/08 04:11 PM Re: warmouth vs. green sunfish [Re: Brett295]
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Brett295 take a look at this thread on the 2 different looking types of HBG - mBG X fGSF and mGSF X fBG. You probably have some of each but could have a few non HBG parentals (BG or GSF).

http://www.pondboss.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=1341&Number=14459#Post14459
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