Flier have a compressed body with a rounded profile, and large dorsal and anal fins that are nearly equal in size. They have a dark greenish back with olive green to pale yellow sides that are marked with several rows of brown spots. There is a distinct dark streak running through the eye onto the cheek, and many light spots on the dorsal and anal fins. Small fliers have a prominent black spot surrounded by orange in the rear dorsal fin.
Scientific Name: Centrarchus macropterus
Adult size: 2-11 inches
Distribution: Found mostly in the southern half of the state
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