Unique Characters: Iridescent color under tends to a more or less continuous crescent. Usually no color in anal fin. Usually 19-22 scales around a stout caudal peduncle. Distinct broad bars on the side. Rows of purple to gold spots on the sides. Females and juveniles are often confused with Bluespotted Sunfish.
Bluespotted Sunfish Enneacanthus gloriosus. Iridescent color under the eye tends to be broken up into spots or short dashes. Anal fin tends to be pink to reddish orange. Usually 16-18 scales around slender caudal peduncle. Females and juveniles often have thin faint bars on the sides. Rows of blue or silver spots on the sides.