Centrarchidae

Bluespotted Sunfish - Enneacanthus gloriosus
Bluespotted Sunfish – Enneacanthus gloriosus

Centrarchidae

Description

The family Centrarchidae is composed of 8 completely freshwater genera, with 22 species in North Carolina. Centrarchids are laterally compressed, deep bodied, and have at least three anal spines. Colloquially referred to as the “Sunfishes”, they are one of North Carolina’s most recognized families of fishes. Centrarchids are commonly stocked fishes and have been introduced worldwide as game fishes. 

 

Species List

Scientific Name Common Name Range
Acantharchus pomotis Mud Sunfish Range Map
Ambloplites cavifrons Roanoke Bass Range Map
Ambloplites rupestris Rock Bass Range Map
Centrarchus macropterus Flier Range Map
Enneacanthus chaetodon Blackbanded Sunfish Range Map
Enneacanthus gloriosus Bluespotted Sunfish Range Map
Enneacanthus obesus Banded Sunfish Range Map
Lepomis auritus Redbreast Sunfish Range Map
Lepomis cyanellus Green Sunfish Range Map
Lepomis gibbosus Pumpkinseed Range Map
Lepomis gulosus Warmouth Range Map
Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill Range Map
Lepomis marginatus Dollar Sunfish Range Map
Lepomis megalotis Longear Sunfish Range Map
Lepomis microlophus Redear Sunfish Range Map
Lepomis punctatus Spotted Sunfish Range Map
Micropterus coosae Redeye Bass Range Map
Micropterus dolomieu Smallmouth Bass Range Map
Micropterus punctulatus Spotted Bass Range Map
Micropterus salmoides Largemouth Bass Range Map
Pomoxis annularis White Crappie Range Map
Pomoxis nigromaculatus Black Crappie Range Map

 *Most likely a misidentification

 Gallery

 

 

 

Green sunfish x Bluegill sunfish Hybrid
Green sunfish x Bluegill sunfish Hybrid

 

Bluespotted Sunfish - Enneacanthus gloriosus - Juvenile
Bluespotted Sunfish – Enneacanthus gloriosus – Juvenile

 

Bluespotted Sunfish - Enneacanthus gloriosus
Bluespotted Sunfish – Enneacanthus gloriosus – Juvenile

 

Flier - Centrarchus macropterus
Flier – Centrarchus macropterus

 

Enneacanthus gloriosus
Bluespotted Sunfish – Enneacanthus gloriosus

 

Enneacanthus obesus
Banded Sunfish – Enneacanthus obesus

 

 

Bluespotted Sunfish - Enneacanthus gloriosus
Bluespotted Sunfish – Enneacanthus gloriosus

 

Enneacanthus obesus
Banded Sunfish – Enneacanthus obesus

 

Bluespotted Sunfish - Enneacanthus gloriosus
Bluespotted Sunfish – Enneacanthus gloriosus

 

Warmouth - Lepomis gulosus
Warmouth – Lepomis gulosus

 

Pumpkinseed - Lepomis gibbosus
Pumpkinseed – Lepomis gibbosus

 

Bluegill - Lepomis macrochirus
Bluegill – Lepomis macrochirus

 

Banded Sunfish - Enneacanthus obesus
Banded Sunfish – Enneacanthus obesus

 

Blackbanded Sunfish - Enneacanthus chaetodon
Blackbanded Sunfish – Enneacanthus chaetodon

 

Banded Sunfish - Enneacanthus obesus
Banded Sunfish – Enneacanthus obesus

 

Blackbanded Sunfish - Enneacanthus chaetodon
Blackbanded Sunfish – Enneacanthus chaetodon

 

Largemouth Bass - Micropterus salmoides
Largemouth Bass – Micropterus salmoides

 

Redbreast Sunfish - Lepomis auritus
Redbreast Sunfish – Lepomis auritus

 

Green Sunfish - Lepomis cyanellus
Green Sunfish – Lepomis cyanellus

 

Largemouth Bass - Micropterus salmoides
Largemouth Bass – Micropterus salmoides

 

Redear Sunfish - Lepomis microlophus
Redear Sunfish – Lepomis microlophus

 

Green Sunfish - Lepomis cyanellus
Green Sunfish Hybrid – Lepomis cyanellus

 

Warmouth - Lepomis gulosus
Warmouth – Lepomis gulosus

 

Redbreast Sunfish - Lepomis auritus
Redbreast Sunfish – Lepomis auritus

 

Green Sunfish - Lepomis cyanellus
Green Sunfish – Lepomis cyanellus

 

Green Sunfish - Lepomis cyanellus
Green Sunfish Hybrid – Lepomis cyanellus

 

Warmouth - Lepomis gulosus
Warmouth – Lepomis gulosus

 

Pumpkinseed - Lepomis gibbosus
Pumpkinseed – Lepomis gibbosus

 

Bluegill - Lepomis macrochirus
Bluegill – Lepomis macrochirus

 

Redbreast Sunfish - Lepomis auritus
Redbreast Sunfish – Lepomis auritus

 

Blackbanded Sunfish - Enneacanthus chaetodon
Blackbanded Sunfish – Enneacanthus chaetodon

 

Banded Sunfish - Enneacanthus obesus
Banded Sunfish – Enneacanthus obesus

 

Pumpkinseed - Lepomis gibbosus
Pumpkinseed – Lepomis gibbosus

 

Green Sunfish - Lepomis cyanellus
Green Sunfish – Lepomis cyanellus

 

Rock Bass - Ambloplites rupestris - Juvenile
Rock Bass – Ambloplites rupestris – Juvenile

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