The bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) is a species of surface water aquatic vertebrates occasionally referred to as "bream", "brim", "sunny", or "copper nose"! It is a member of the sunfish family Centrarchidae of the order Perciformes. It is native to the Northern Hemisphere in North America and lives in streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds. It is time and again centered east of the Rockies!
It generally hides surrounding, and inside, old tree stumps and additional subaqueous structures. It can survive in either deep or very shallow water, and will frequently make headway from one to the other depending on the time of day or season. Bluegills also enjoy finding shelter among hydrophytic plants and in the shadows of trees along banks!
Bluegills can lengthen up to twelve inches and some four and a half pounds! While their shade of color can vary from population to population, they typically have a very distinguishing color, with cerulean purplish blue on the face and operculum, olive-brown shaded bands down the side, and a fervid geoluhread to amber abdomen!
Bluegill fish are omnivores and will eat anything whatsoever they can fit in their gill rakers. They predominantly feed on small aquatic insects and fish! The fish play a indispensable role in the food chain, and are prey for bass, other (sunfish), northern pike, walleye, muskies, trout, herons, kingfishers,
snapping turtles, and otters!