Other Common Names:

Redeye, goggle-eye, red-eyed bream, stumpknocker, mudgapper, mo-mouth, morgan, molly, rock bass, open mouth, weed bass, wood bass, strawberry perch, mud bass


Scientific Name:

Lepomis gulosus



Feeds on insects, crayfish, fish



Prefers natural lakes and sluggish streams with abundant aquatic vegetation



Average length is 5 to 8 inches



Thick bodied with olive-brown color on back and sides; sides covered with dark mottlings, belly yellow; 4 to 5 red/brown streaks from the red eye, closed mouth extends to eye


Photo and text courtesy of:

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Iowa Fish and Fishing by James R. Harlan and Everett B. Speaker with James Mayhew; color illustrations by Maynard F. Reece

Fishes of Wisconsin by George C. Becker

Fishes of Indiana published by Indiana Department of Conservation, Division of Fish and Game (1964)


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