redear sunfish

[ red-eer ]
/ ˈrɛdˌɪər /

noun

a freshwater sunfish, Lepomis microlophos, of the lower Mississippi valley and southeastern states, having the gill cover margined with scarlet.

Origin of redear sunfish

First recorded in 1945–50; red1 + ear1
Also called redear shellcracker.
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