The Everglades Pygmy Sunfish occurs in Gulf and Atlantic coast drainages from Alabama to North Carolina. As the common name implies, Everglades Pygmy Sunfish have a maximum size of just over one inch and have a lifespan of one year. They are found in vegetated habitats in sloughs and backwaters that are typical of the Everglades.
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- Quattro, J.M., W.J. Jones, and F.C. Rohde. 2001. Evolutionarily significant units of rare pygmy sunfishes (Genus Elassoma). Copeia. 2001(2):514-520.
- Quattro, J.M., W.J. Jones, J.M. Grady, and F.C. Rohde. (2001). Gene–gene concordance and the phylogenetic relationships among rare and widespread pygmy sunfishes (genus Elassoma). Molecular phylogenetics and evolution.18(2):217-226.
- Jones, W.J., and J.M. Quattro. 1999. Phylogenetic affinities of pygmy sunfishes (Elassoma) inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Copeia. 470-474.
- Rubenstein, D.I. 1981. Individual variation and competition in the Everglades pygmy sunfish. The Journal of Animal Ecology. 337-350.
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