New York Natural Heritage Program
Banded Sunfish
Enneacanthus obesus (Girard, 1854)
Ray-finned Fishes

Threats [-]
The restricted distribution of this species makes it vulnerable to environmental stochastic events. Groundwater withdrawal may threaten populations during drought conditions (Carlson 1998).

Conservation Strategies and Management Practices [-]
Monitor water levels during droughts and groundwater pumping activities so as not to adversely affect banded sunfish (Carlson 2005; Keeler 2006).

Research Needs [-]
A better understanding of habitat requirements is needed to guide future restoration and protection of banded sunfish (Carlson 2005; Keeler 2006).