Iowa DNR
BioNet
River & Stream Biological Monitoring
Fish and Benthic Macroinvertebrate Surveys
Physical Habitat Assessments

Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus

Family
Centrarchidae (Sunfish)
Tolerance
Intermediate
Trophic Class
Insectivore
Is Exotic to Iowa?
False
Is Lithophilous Spawner?
False
Is Hybrid?
False
State Listing Status
Not Listed
Assessment Program Statistics

This species was found at 325 bioassessment sites, 30 rapid fish bioassessment sites, 85 fisheries assessment sites, and 5 fisheries presence-only assessment sites. In total, it was collected at 427 distinct sites, or 36.2% of the 1179 total sites monitored by the bioassessment program. It is the 13th most commonly collected species.

The Bluegill was collected in 561 bioassessment sampling sessions and 191 fisheries assessment sessions. It was present in 30 rapid bioassessment sessions and 5 presence-only sessions.

The biological assessment program has collected a total of 10,395 individual Bluegill specimens, ranking it the #26 most collected fish.

Species Distribution Map