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Family: Centrarchidae Sunfishes

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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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