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Lepomis  Rafinesque, 1819
Taxonomic Serial No.: 168130

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Lepomotis nephelus Cope, 1868
    Chaenobryttus Gill, 1864
    Bryttus Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1831
  Common Name(s): common sunfishes [English]
    eared sunfishes [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderPerciformes  – perch-like fishes  
                                  FamilyCentrarchidae  – sunfishes, achigans et crapets, lobinas  
                                     GenusLepomis Rafinesque, 1819 – common sunfishes, eared sunfishes  
    Direct Children:  
                                        SpeciesLepomis auritus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Redbreast Sunfish, mojarra pecho rojo, crapet rouge 
                                        SpeciesLepomis cyanellus Rafinesque, 1819 – pez sol, Green Sunfish, crapet vert 
                                        SpeciesLepomis gibbosus (Linnaeus, 1758) – kiver, crapet-soleil, Pumpkinseed 
                                        SpeciesLepomis gulosus (Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1829) – mojarra golosa, crapet sac-à-lait, Warmouth 
                                        SpeciesLepomis humilis (Girard, 1858) – Orangespotted Sunfish 
                                        SpeciesLepomis macrochirus Rafinesque, 1819 – mojarra oreja azul, crapet arlequin, Bluegill 
                                        SpeciesLepomis marginatus (Holbrook, 1855) – Dollar Sunfish 
                                        SpeciesLepomis megalotis (Rafinesque, 1820) – mojarra gigante, crapet à longues oreilles, mojarra orejona, Longear Sunfish 
                                        SpeciesLepomis microlophus (Günther, 1859) – mojarra oreja roja, Redear Sunfish 
                                        SpeciesLepomis miniatus (Jordan, 1877) – scarlet sunfish, Redspotted Sunfish 
                                        SpeciesLepomis peltastes Cope, 1870 – Northern Sunfish, crapet du nord 
                                        SpeciesLepomis punctatus (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1831) – Spotted Sunfish, mojarra manchada 
                                        SpeciesLepomis symmetricus Forbes in Jordan and Gilbert, 1883 – Bantam Sunfish 

  Expert: Wayne C. Starnes   
  Notes: Research Curator of Fishes, North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Research Laboratory, 4301 Reedy Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27607, USA   
  Reference for: Lepomis    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 23-Apr-2014, website (version 23-Apr-14)  
  Acquired: 2014   
  Reference for: Lepomis   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Lepomis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes   
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Lepomis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N.   
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Genera of Recent Fishes   
  Page(s): iii + 697   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, CA, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-23-8   
  Reference for: Lepomis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.   
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Reference for: Lepomis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S.   
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the World, Third Edition   
  Page(s): xvii + 600   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-54713-1   
  Reference for: Lepomis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shiino, Sueo M.   
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4   
  Page(s): 262   
  Publisher: Shima Marineland   
  Publication Place: Kashikojima, Shima, Mie, Japan   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0385-1109   
  Reference for: Lepomis   

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