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What type of Fish???

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by K.N Fish Taxidermy, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. K.N Fish Taxidermy

    K.N Fish Taxidermy Kenneth Newton Phone#804-867-7736

    Just caught this tonight. I have no idea what species it is? ???
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  2. After a second look, I'm not so sure. ;D
     

  3. We call it "chinquapin" Chick-a-pin" or shell crackers; here in South Louisiana. Sometimes they have have a "Red Ear".
     
  4. Flier.
    Centrarchus macropterus
    here is another
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  5. yep its a flier.
    beautiful fish too.
     
  6. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    I'll take your word it that it is a flier. It looks like a rock bass and crappie hybrid. Looks cool. How big do they get?
     
  7. Interesting that you said the Rock Bass and crappie.
    Flier are closer to Crappie then they are other sunfish.

    If you look at the anal fin you can see the many anal fin spines.
    Centrarchus (flier)
    Ambloplites (Rock bass, Shadow bass, Ozark bass, Roanoke bass)
    Archoplites (Sacramento perch)
    Pomoxis (Black crappie, White crappie)
    Are the only three Genus of the sunfish family with more then 3 anal fin spines. All the rest of the sunfish family genus have 3 spines.

    As far as size, they are smaller but the largest is a hair under 12" normally about 6" though
     
  8. akairman

    akairman New Member

    very cool, you learn something new everyday
     
  9. K.N Fish Taxidermy

    K.N Fish Taxidermy Kenneth Newton Phone#804-867-7736

    Well thanks everyone for your answers. Its 9" inches in length. I was thinking crappie hybrid because the dorsal and anal fin had spots on them like a crappie but it has the white stripe on the front of the pelvic fin like a green sunfish. Anyway this should be an interesting mount. Lots of nice colors.