Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Centrarchidae
Etymology: Ambloplites: Greek, ambloo = blunt + Greek, oplites = shield (Ref. 45335); ariommus: From the words ari, an intensifying prefix; and ommi meaning eye or big-eyed (Ref. 10294).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical; 38°N - 29°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40637); max. published weight: 820 g (Ref. 40637)
North America: Gulf Slope from Apalachicola River drainage in Georgia to lower Mississippi River basin in Louisiana in the USA; St, Francis, Black, Arkansas, Red and upper Ouachita River drainage in Missouri and Arkansas in the USA.
Inhabits brushy and vegetated, gravel-bottomed, sand-bottomed and mud-bottomed pools of creeks and small to medium rivers (Ref. 5723, 10294). Feeds on small fish (darters, madtoms, minnows), crayfish, and larger insects including dragonfly, mayfly, and stonefly nymphs (Ref. 10294).
Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 432 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00000 (0.00000 - 0.00000), b=0.00000 (0.00000 - 0.00000), based on (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec < 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .