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Lepomis megalotis

(Rafinesque 1820)
  

Lepomis megalotis was originally described as Icthelis megalotis by Rafinesque in 1820. It belongs to the family Centrarchidae and subfamily Lepominae. It is commonly known as Longear sunfish but has many other common names such as in USA (contiguous states) as longear sunfish, in Finland as Korva-aurinkoahven. more common names It is found in Fresh water and its distribution is East-central North America, introduced elsewhere.
Species   megalotis
AuthorWI   Rafinesque [C. S.]
AuthorNI   Rafinesque
Qualification   ---
Year   1820
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Perciformes Perciformes
Family   Centrarchidae
Subfamily  
Lepominae Lepominae
Genus   Lepomis
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Perciformes
Family   Centrarchidae
Subfamily   Lepominae
Genus   Lepomis
Original Name   Icthelis        
Taxon Name   megalotis
Original Combination   Icthelis megalotis
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Icthelis megalotis
OriginalSubGenus   Icthelis
Original Author   Rafinesque
Original AuthorWI   Rafinesque [C. S.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1820
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Lepominae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Kentucky, Licking and Sandy rivers, U.S.A.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Gilbert 1998:241 [ref. 23395].
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   No types known
Page   49

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Lepomis megalotis
Current Species   megalotis
Current Genus   Lepomis
Current AuthorWI   Baird [S. F.] & Girard [C. F.]
Current AuthorNI   Baird & Girard
Current Year   1820
Current Family   Centrarchidae
Current Subfamily  
Lepominae Lepominae

Habitat benthopelagic        
Water Fresh water
   
Distribution East-central North America, introduced elsewhere.

Current Summary   Valid as Lepomis megalotis  (Rafinesque 1820). Centrarchidae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Lepomis megalotis  [sometimes as subspecies megalotis  ] (Rafinesque 1820) -- (Lee et al. 1980:600 [ref. 22416], Smith 1986:303 [ref. 22186], Robison & Buchanan 1988:373 [ref. 23393], McAllister 1990:140 [ref. 14674], Tomelleri & Eberle 1990:187 [ref. 24089], Page & Burr 1991:270 [ref. 18983], Boschung 1992:113 [ref. 23239], Espinosa Pérez et al. 1993:63 [ref. 22290], Etnier & Starnes 1993:421 [ref. 22809], Jenkins & Burkhead 1994:745 [ref. 21581], Warren et. al. 1994:133 [ref. 25557], Knight & Hastings 1994:150 [ref. 25560], Stauffer et al. 1995:275 [ref. 23376], Cross & Collins 1995:200 [ref. 23394], Mettee et al. 1996:543 [ref. 25836], Gilbert 1998:241 [ref. 23395], Scott & Crossman 1998:724 [ref. 24570], Fuller et al. 1999:365 [ref. 25838], Lyons et al. 2000:43 [ref. 26594], Ross et al. 2001:420 [ref. 25978], Nelson et al. 2004:131 [ref. 27807], Miller & Robison 2004:312 [ref. 27931], Boschung & Mayden 2004:458 [ref. 27995], Miller 2006:333 [ref. 28615], Scharpf 2008:16 [ref. 30399] with subspecies and discussion, Minckley & Marsh 2009:288 [ref. 31114], Page & Burr 2011:504 [ref. 31215], Page et al. 2013:135 [ref. 32708]).

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anagallinus Lepomis anagallinus Cope [E. D.] 1868Synonym
anutus Lepomis anutus (Mitchill [S. L.] 1817)Synonym
apiatus Lepomis apiatus Cope [E. D.] 1877Synonym
appendix Lepomis appendix (Mitchill [S. L.] 1817)Synonym
ardesiacus Lepomis ardesiacus Cope [E. D.] 1868Synonym
aureus Lepomis aureus (Walbaum [J. J.] (ex Schöpf) 1792)Synonym
auritus Lepomis auritus (Linnaeus [C.] 1758)Valid
catesbei Lepomis catesbei (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831)Synonym
charybdis Lepomis charybdis Cope [E. D.] 1868Synonym
cyanellus Lepomis cyanellus Rafinesque [C. S.] 1819Valid
euryorus Lepomis euryorus McKay [C. L.] 1881Synonym
flexuolaris Lepomis flexuolaris Rafinesque [C. S.] 1820Synonym
garmani Lepomis garmani Forbes [S. A.] 1885Synonym
gibbosa Lepomis gibbosa (Linnaeus [C.] 1758)Spelling
gibbosus Lepomis gibbosus (Linnaeus [C.] 1758)Valid
gillii Lepomis gillii Cope [E. D.] 1868Synonym
gulosus Lepomis gulosus (Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829)Valid
haplognathus Lepomis haplognathus Cope [E. D.] 1885Synonym
humilis Lepomis humilis (Girard [C. F.] 1858)Valid
ictheloides Lepomis ictheloides Rafinesque [C. S.] 1820Synonym
incisor Lepomis incisor (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831)Synonym
ischyrus Lepomis ischyrus Jordan [D. S.] & Nelson [E. W.] in Jordan 1877Action
lirus Lepomis lirus McKay [C. L.] 1881Hybrid
longimanus Lepomis longimanus (Cope [E. D.] 1877)Synonym
longispinis Lepomis longispinis Cope [E. D.] 1865Synonym
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