Dollar Sunfish
Lepomis marginatus
About This Fish

The Dollar Sunfish is found in Gulf to Atlantic coast drainages from Texas to North Carolina, including the Mobile Basin, as well as in the Mississippi Embayment to Kentucky, including the Tennessee River Drainage. They live over soft substrate in pools of creeks, swamps and lakes with aquatic vegetation. As the common name suggests, Dollar Sunfish have a round body that resembles a silver dollar. Like other species of the genus Lepomis, males build nests by fanning the gravel or sand substrate with their tail.