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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Centrarchidae Sunfishes

Genus: Lepomis

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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



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