Genus Lepomis hybrids

Genus Lepomis is a genus in the family of Sunfishes (Family Centrarchidae) all 13 species of Lepomis have been recorded on iNat. Species in Genus Lepomis are known to hybridize with other species in the genus quite frequently, however there isn’t a single option for “Hybrid Lepomis” in the iNat database. There are hundreds of observations on iNat of hybrid lepomis but the furthest they can currently be narrowed down is “Genus Lepomis”. Some hybrid options to consider are;

Green Sunfish x Pumpkinseed, Longear Sunfish x Green Sunfish, Green Sunfish x Bluegill, Redbreast Sunfish x Bluegill, and Pumpkinseed x Bluegill.

There are more hybrids recorded but those are the main ones. Even just a general “Lepomis hybrid” placeholder would be nice as to separate them from pure species.


Or at the very least, if taxa cannot be hybrids, create a “hybrid” annotation field to select?

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