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Family: Elassomatidae Pygmy sunfishes



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Elassoma alabamae
[Spring pygmy sunfish]



North America
Max. Length 3.3 cm TL
Elassoma boehlkei Rohde & Arndt, 1987

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Elassoma boehlkei
[Carolina pygmy sunfish]



North America
Max. Length 3.4 cm TL
Elassoma evergladei Jordan, 1884

Photo by Photo by Page, L.M.
 
Elassoma evergladei
[Everglades pygmy sunfish]



North America
Max. Length 2.5 cm SL
Elassoma gilberti Snelson, Krabbenhoft & Quattro, 2009

Photo by Photo by Wieser, E.
 
Elassoma gilberti
[Pygmy sunfish]



North America
Max. Length 3.4 cm TL
Elassoma okatie Rohde & Arndt, 1987

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Elassoma okatie
[Bluebarred pygmy sunfish]



North America
Max. Length 3.4 cm TL
Elassoma okefenokee Böhlke, 1956

Photo by Photo by Bornstein, A.
 
Elassoma okefenokee
[Okefenokee pygmy sunfish]



North America
Max. Length 4.7 cm TL
Elassoma zonatum Jordan, 1877

Photo by Photo by Page, L.M.
 
Elassoma zonatum
[Banded pygmy sunfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Elassoma alabamae Spring pygmy sunfish North America 1993
Elassoma boehlkei Carolina pygmy sunfish North America 3.3 TL 1987
Elassoma evergladei Everglades pygmy sunfish North America 3.4 TL 1884
Elassoma gilberti Pygmy sunfish North America 2.5 SL 2009
Elassoma okatie Bluebarred pygmy sunfish North America 3.4 TL 1987
Elassoma okefenokee Okefenokee pygmy sunfish North America 3.4 TL 1956
Elassoma zonatum Banded pygmy sunfish North America 4.7 TL 1877



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