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Lepomis macrochirus Rafinesque, 1819
Accepted name
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Lepomis; Species: macrochirus; Original reference
  Current accepted name :   
Yes
  Status details:   
senior synonym, original combination
  Status ref. :   
  Comment :   
  Etymology of Generic name : 
 
Greek, lepis = scaled + Greek, poma = gill cover, operculum (Ref. 45335, 79012).
Etymology of specific name : 
 
macrochirus meaning large hand, probably referring to the body shape (Ref. 10294).
  Status in Catalogue of Life:   
Accepted name
 
 

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