Family Elassomatidae contains one genera and seven species of strictly freshwater fishes, with three species known from North Carolina. Known as the pygmy sunfishes, they are not actual sunfishes of the family centrarchidae, and are restricted in range to the south eastern United States.
|Elassoma evergladei||Everglades Pygmy Sunfish||Range Map|
|Elassoma zonatum||Banded Pygmy Sunfish||Range Map|
|Elassoma boehlkei||Carolina Pygmy Sunfish||Range Map|