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

New York State Distribution [-]
Currently, banded sunfish are found in 10-15 ponds along the Peconic River drainage system in eastern Suffolk County. Historically, it was found in two ponds in the upper Ramapo River drainage system in the Hudson Highlands as well (Carlson 1998, 2005).

Global Distribution [-]
Banded sunfish are found in the coastal plains along the Atlantic coast from southern New Hampshire to central Florida and west along the Florida panhandle (Lee et al. 1980; Smith 1985).
Best Places to See
• Ponds in the Otis Pike Preserve Wildlife Management Area (Suffolk County)