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Family: Centrarchidae Sunfishes



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North America
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Acantharchus pomotis (Baird, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Seelig, C.
 
Acantharchus pomotis
[Mud sunfish]



North America
Max. Length 30.5 cm TL
Ambloplites ariommus Viosca, 1936

Photo by Photo by Pflieger, W.L.
 
Ambloplites ariommus
[Shadow bass]



North America
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Ambloplites cavifrons Cope, 1868

Photo by Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF
 
Ambloplites cavifrons
[Roanoke bass]



North America
Max. Length 27.9 cm TL
Ambloplites constellatus Cashner & Suttkus, 1977

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Ambloplites constellatus
[Ozark bass]



North America
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Ambloplites rupestris (Rafinesque, 1817)

Photo by Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF
 
Ambloplites rupestris
[Rock bass]



North America
Max. Length 73 cm TL
Archoplites interruptus (Girard, 1854)

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Archoplites interruptus
[Sacramento perch]



North America
Max. Length 29.2 cm TL
Centrarchus macropterus (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Thomas, C.
 
Centrarchus macropterus
[Flier]



North America
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Enneacanthus chaetodon (Baird, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Enneacanthus chaetodon
[Blackbanded sunfish]



North America
Max. Length 9.5 cm TL
Enneacanthus gloriosus (Holbrook, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Seelig, C.
 
Enneacanthus gloriosus
[Bluespotted sunfish]



North America
Max. Length 9.5 cm TL
Enneacanthus obesus (Girard, 1854)

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Enneacanthus obesus
[Banded sunfish]



North America
Max. Length 30.5 cm TL
Lepomis auritus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Scarola, J.F.
 
Lepomis auritus
[Redbreast sunfish]



North America
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Lepomis cyanellus Rafinesque, 1819

Photo by Photo by Divino, J.N.
 
Lepomis cyanellus
[Green sunfish]



North America
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Lepomis gibbosus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Kohout, J.
 
Lepomis gibbosus
[Pumpkinseed]



North America
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Lepomis gulosus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF
 
Lepomis gulosus
[Warmouth]



North America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Lepomis humilis (Girard, 1858)

Photo by Photo by Divino, J.N.
 
Lepomis humilis
[Orangespotted sunfish]



North America
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Lepomis macrochirus Rafinesque, 1819

Photo by Photo by Lovshin, L.
 
Lepomis macrochirus
[Bluegill]



North America
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Lepomis marginatus (Holbrook, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Tumlison, R.
 
Lepomis marginatus
[Dollar sunfish]



North America
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Lepomis megalotis (Rafinesque, 1820)

Photo by Photo by Sneegas, G.W.
 
Lepomis megalotis
[Longear sunfish]



North America
Max. Length 43.2 cm TL
Lepomis microlophus (Günther, 1859)

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Lepomis microlophus
[Redear sunfish]



North America
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Lepomis miniatus (Jordan, 1877)

Photo by Photo by Howell, W.M./Jenkins, R.L.
 
Lepomis miniatus
[Redspotted sunfish]



North America
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Lepomis peltastes Cope, 1870

Photo by Photo by Eakins, R.
 
Lepomis peltastes
[Northern sunfish]



North America
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Lepomis punctatus (Valenciennes, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Burkhead, N.
 
Lepomis punctatus
[Spotted sunfish]



North America
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Lepomis symmetricus Forbes, 1883

Photo by Photo by Tumlison, R.
 
Lepomis symmetricus
[Bantam sunfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 36 cm SL

 
Micropterus cahabae
[]



North America
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Micropterus cataractae Williams & Burgess, 1999

Photo by Photo by Casten, L.
 
Micropterus cataractae
[Shoal bass]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.7 cm SL

 
Micropterus chattahoochae
[]



North America
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Micropterus coosae Hubbs & Bailey, 1940

Photo by Photo by Awai, M.
 
Micropterus coosae
[Redeye bass]



North America
Max. Length 69 cm TL
Micropterus dolomieu Lacepède, 1802

Photo by Photo by Steinhart, G.B.
 
Micropterus dolomieu
[Smallmouth bass]
No picture found


 
Micropterus floridanus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 61 cm TL

 
Micropterus henshalli
[Alabama bass]



North America
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Micropterus notius Bailey & Hubbs, 1949

Photo by Photo by Sneegas, G.W.
 
Micropterus notius
[Suwannee bass]



North America
Max. Length 63.5 cm TL
Micropterus punctulatus (Rafinesque, 1819)

Photo by Photo by Lovshin, L.
 
Micropterus punctulatus
[Spotted bass]



North America
Max. Length 97 cm TL
Micropterus salmoides (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Photo by Scarola, J.F.
 
Micropterus salmoides
[Largemouth black bass]
No picture found

Max. Length 40.6 cm SL

 
Micropterus tallapoosae
[]



North America
Max. Length 46.4 cm TL
Micropterus treculii (Vaillant & Bocourt, 1874)

Photo by Photo by Sneegas, G.W.
 
Micropterus treculii
[Guadalupe bass]
No picture found

Max. Length 36 cm SL

 
Micropterus warriorensis
[]



North America
Max. Length 53 cm TL
Pomoxis annularis Rafinesque, 1818

Photo by Photo by Lovshin, L.
 
Pomoxis annularis
[White crappie]



North America
Max. Length 49 cm TL
Pomoxis nigromaculatus (Lesueur, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Lovshin, L.
 
Pomoxis nigromaculatus
[Black crappie]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acantharchus pomotis Mud sunfish North America 21 TL 1855
Ambloplites ariommus Shadow bass North America 30.5 TL 1936
Ambloplites cavifrons Roanoke bass North America 36 TL 1868
Ambloplites constellatus Ozark bass North America 27.9 TL 1977
Ambloplites rupestris Rock bass North America 43 TL 1817
Archoplites interruptus Sacramento perch North America 73 TL 1854
Centrarchus macropterus Flier North America 29.2 TL 1801
Enneacanthus chaetodon Blackbanded sunfish North America 10 TL 1855
Enneacanthus gloriosus Bluespotted sunfish North America 9.5 TL 1855
Enneacanthus obesus Banded sunfish North America 9.5 TL 1854
Lepomis auritus Redbreast sunfish North America 30.5 TL 1758
Lepomis cyanellus Green sunfish North America 31 TL 1819
Lepomis gibbosus Pumpkinseed North America 40 TL 1758
Lepomis gulosus Warmouth North America 31 TL 1829
Lepomis humilis Orangespotted sunfish North America 15 TL 1858
Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill North America 41 TL 1819
Lepomis marginatus Dollar sunfish North America 12 TL 1855
Lepomis megalotis Longear sunfish North America 24 TL 1820
Lepomis microlophus Redear sunfish North America 43.2 TL 1859
Lepomis miniatus Redspotted sunfish North America 16 SL 1877
Lepomis peltastes Northern sunfish North America 13 TL 1870
Lepomis punctatus Spotted sunfish North America 20 TL 1831
Lepomis symmetricus Bantam sunfish North America 9 TL 1883
Micropterus cahabae North America 36 SL 2013
Micropterus cataractae Shoal bass North America 61 TL 1999
Micropterus chattahoochae North America 3.7 SL 2013
Micropterus coosae Redeye bass North America 47 TL 1940
Micropterus dolomieu Smallmouth bass North America 69 TL 1802
Micropterus floridanus North America 1822
Micropterus henshalli Alabama bass North America 61 TL 1940
Micropterus notius Suwannee bass North America 40 TL 1949
Micropterus punctulatus Spotted bass North America 63.5 TL 1819
Micropterus salmoides Largemouth black bass North America 97 TL 1802
Micropterus tallapoosae North America 40.6 SL 2013
Micropterus treculii Guadalupe bass North America 46.4 TL 1874
Micropterus warriorensis North America 36 SL 2013
Pomoxis annularis White crappie North America 53 TL 1818
Pomoxis nigromaculatus Black crappie North America 49 TL 1829



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