Diversity in the Family

The Family Centrarchidae currently includes 31 species in nine genera. Below, is a listing of the species and genera that we currently recognize based on our analyses.

Acantharcus pomotis Mud Sunfish Lepomis marginatus Dollar Sunfish
Ambloplites ariommus Shadow Bass Lepomis megalotis Longear Sunfish
Ambloplites cavifrons Roanoke Bass Lepomis microlophus Redear Sunfish
Ambloplites constellatus Ozark Bass Lepomis miniatus Redspotted Sunfish
Ambloplites rupestris Rock Bass Lepomis punctatus Spotted Sunfish
Archoplites interruptus Sacramento Perch Lepomis symmetricus Bantam Sunfish
Centrarchus macropterus Flier Micropterus coosae Coosa Bass
Enneacanthus chaetodon Blackbanded Sunfish Micropterus punctulatus Spotted Bass
Lepomis auritus Redbreast Sunfish Micropterus salmoides Largemouth Bass
Lepomis cyanellus Green Sunfish Micropterus cataractae Shoal Bass
Lepomis gibbosus Pumpkinseed Sunfish Micropterus treculi Guadalupe Bass
Lepomis gulosus Warmouth Pomoxis annularis White Crappie
Lepomis humilis Orangespotted Sunfish Pomoxis nigromaculatus Black Crappie
Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill
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Fish illustrations by Joseph R. Tomelleri and used with permission.