Longear sunfish are only found in North America, primarily in the Mississippi and Great Lakes watersheds. The species ranges from Minnesota east to Ontario, Ohio, and western Pennsylvania southward through the Mississippi Basin to the Gulf states of Mexico and east to the Apalachiocola River.
Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Native )
- Huck, L., G. Gunning. 1967. Behavior of the Longear Sunfish, *Lepomis megalotis* (Rafinesque). Tulane Studies in Zoology, 14(3): 121-131.
- Trautman, M. 1957. The Fishes of Ohio. Columbus: Ohio State University Press.
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