Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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As can be seen by the tracks in this picture, a "false crawl" occurred. A nesting female crawled up on the beach, ran into the rockpile, and returned to the ocean having laid no eggs.


Image Credit: FWC



FWC Facts:
It is common for closely related species such as bluegill (bream) and redear sunfish (shellcracker) to hybridize or spawn with each other.

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