Family Centrarchidae - Sunfishes
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 8 | Species : 38 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : No | Marine : No
  Division
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Primary freshwater
  Aquarium
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some
  First Fossil Record
:
lower   Tertiary   lower   Eocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
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Distribution: North America. Anal spines at least 3. Pseudobranch small and hidden. Branchiostegal rays 5-7. Separate gill membranes. To about 83 cm maximum length (reported for Micropterus salmoides). Mostly nest builders. Nest building and guarding done by the male. Valued as sports fish and used in physiological and ecological experiments. Introduced into many areas outside native range.
  Etymology
:
Greek, kentron = thorn, sting + Greek, archos = anus ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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guarders
  Typical activity level
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normal
  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Percomorpharia | Centrarchiformes | Centrarchidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Centrarchidae as currently in FishBase

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In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 19-05-2014 (Ref. 95876).

The list ordered as follows:

Please send comments and corrections if you detect errors or missing names.

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Centrarchus macropterus (Lacepède, 1801)
acceptedseniornew
Labrus macropterus Lacepède, 1801
synonymseniororiginal1
Micropterus dolomieu Lacepède, 1802
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniorchange in rank
! Micropterus dolomieui Lacepède, 1802
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
Bodianus achigan Rafinesque, 1817
synonymjuniororiginal1
Cichla fasciata Lesueur, 1822
synonymjuniororiginal1
Centrarchus fasciatus (Lesueur, 1822)
synonymjuniornew
Cichla minima Lesueur, 1822
synonymjuniororiginal1
Micropterus salmoides (Lacepède, 1802)
acceptedseniornew
Labrus salmoides Lacepède, 1802
synonymseniororiginal1
Aplites salmoides (Lacepède, 1802)
synonymseniornew
Grystes salmoides (Lacepède, 1802)
synonymseniornew
Huro salmoides (Lacepède, 1802)
synonymseniornew
Huro nigricans Cuvier, 1828
synonymjuniororiginal1
Grystes nigricans (Cuvier, 1828)
synonymjuniornew
Perca nigricans (Cuvier, 1828)
synonymjuniornew
Grystes megastoma Garlick, 1857
synonymjuniororiginal1
Micropterus punctulatus (Rafinesque, 1819)
acceptedseniornew
Calliurus punctulatus Rafinesque, 1819
synonymseniororiginal1
Micropterus floridanus (Lesueur, 1822)
acceptedseniornew
Cichla floridana Lesueur, 1822
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
Micropterus treculii (Vaillant & Bocourt, 1874)
acceptedseniornew
Dioplites nuecensis treculii Vaillant & Bocourt, 1874
synonymseniororiginal1
! Micropterus treculi (Vaillant & Bocourt, 1874)
synonymseniornew
Micropterus coosae Hubbs & Bailey, 1940
acceptedseniororiginal1
Micropterus henshalli Hubbs & Bailey, 1940
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal1
Micropterus notius Bailey & Hubbs, 1949
acceptedseniororiginal1
Micropterus cataractae Williams & Burgess, 1999
acceptedseniororiginal1
Micropterus cahabae Baker, Johnston & Blanton, 2013
acceptedseniororiginal2
Micropterus chattahoochae Baker, Johnston & Blanton, 2013
acceptedseniororiginal2
Micropterus tallapoosae Baker, Johnston & Blanton, 2013
acceptedseniororiginal2
Micropterus warriorensis Baker, Johnston & Blanton, 2013
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pomoxis annularis Rafinesque, 1818
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pomoxis nigromaculatus (Lesueur, 1829)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Lepomis nigromaculatus (Lesueur, 1829)
synonymseniornew
Pomoxis sparoides (Lacepède, 1801)
ambiguousquestionablenew
! Pomoxys sparoides (Lacepède, 1801)
ambiguousquestionablenew
Centrarchus hexacanthus Valenciennes, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal1
Pomoxis hexacanthus (Valenciennes, 1831)
synonymjuniornew
! Pomotis hexacanthus (Valenciennes, 1831)
synonymjuniornew
Lepomis auritus (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Labrus auritus Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal1
! Lepomis aurita (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
Lepomis gibbosus (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Perca gibbosa Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal1
Eupomotis gibbosus (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
Lepomus gibbosus (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
Pomotis vulgaris Cuvier, 1829
synonymjuniororiginal1
Lepomis cyanellus Rafinesque, 1819
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Lepomis cyanella Rafinesque, 1819
synonymseniororiginal
! Lepomus cyanellus Rafinesque, 1819
synonymseniororiginal
Lepomis macrochirus Rafinesque, 1819
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Lepomis macrochira Rafinesque, 1819
synonymseniororiginal
Lepomis megalotis (Rafinesque, 1820)
acceptedseniornew
Icthelis megalotis Rafinesque, 1820
synonymseniororiginal1
Lepomis peltastes (non Cope, 1870)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Lepomis gulosus (Cuvier, 1829)
acceptedseniornew
Pomotis gulosus Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal1
Chaenobryttus gulosus (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
Lepomis punctatus (Valenciennes, 1831)
acceptedseniornew
Bryttus punctatus Valenciennes, 1831
synonymseniororiginal1
Lepomis marginatus (Holbrook, 1855)
acceptedseniornew
Pomotis marginatus Holbrook, 1855
synonymseniororiginal1
Lepomis humilis (Girard, 1858)
acceptedseniornew
Bryttus humilis Girard, 1858
synonymseniororiginal1
Lepomis microlophus (Günther, 1859)
acceptedseniornew
Pomotis microlophus Günther, 1859
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Lepomis miniatus (Jordan, 1877)
acceptedseniornew
Lepiopomus miniatus Jordan, 1877
synonymseniororiginal1
Lepomis symmetricus Forbes, 1883
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ambloplites rupestris (Rafinesque, 1817)
acceptedseniornew
Bodianus rupestris Rafinesque, 1817
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Ambloplites constellatus Cashner & Suttkus, 1977
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Acantharchus pomotis (Baird, 1855)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
! Acanthardus pomotis (Baird, 1855)
synonymseniornew
Enneacanthus obesus (Girard, 1854)
acceptedseniornew
Pomotis obesus Girard, 1854
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
Pomotis chaetodon Baird, 1855
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
Enneacanthus gloriosus (Holbrook, 1855)
acceptedseniornew
Bryttus gloriosus Holbrook, 1855
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniornew
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