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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Centrarchidae Sunfishes

Genus: Lepomis

(See list of species below)



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13 species (see list below)

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Photo by Scarola, J.F.

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

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

Photo by Divino, J.N.

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

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

Photo by Kohout, J.

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

Photo by Kohout, J.
 
Lepomis gibbosus
[Pumpkinseed]

Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF

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

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

Photo by Divino, J.N.

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

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

Photo by Lovshin, L.

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

Photo by Lovshin, L.
 
Lepomis macrochirus
[Bluegill]

Photo by Tumlison, R.

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

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

Photo by Sneegas, G.W.

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

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

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

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

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

Photo by Howell, W.M./Jenkins, R.L.

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

Photo by Howell, W.M./Jenkins, R.L.
 
Lepomis miniatus
[Redspotted sunfish]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 13 cm TL

 
Lepomis peltastes
[Northern sunfish]

Photo by Burkhead, N.

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

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

Photo by Tumlison, R.

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

Photo by Tumlison, R.
 
Lepomis symmetricus
[Bantam sunfish]
13 Species of Family Centrarchidae with Genus Lepomis
(Sunfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1758 Lepomis auritus Redbreast sunfish North America 30.5 TL
1819 Lepomis cyanellus Green sunfish North America 31 TL
1758 Lepomis gibbosus Pumpkinseed North America 40 TL
1829 Lepomis gulosus Warmouth North America 31 TL
1858 Lepomis humilis Orangespotted sunfish North America 15 TL
1819 Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill North America 41 TL
1855 Lepomis marginatus Dollar sunfish North America 12 TL
1820 Lepomis megalotis Longear sunfish North America 24 TL
1859 Lepomis microlophus Redear sunfish North America 43.2 TL
1877 Lepomis miniatus Redspotted sunfish North America 16 SL
1870 Lepomis peltastes Northern sunfish North America 13 TL
1831 Lepomis punctatus Spotted sunfish North America 20 TL
1883 Lepomis symmetricus Bantam sunfish North America 9 TL



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