Elassomatidae

Elassomatidae

[ə‚las·ō′mad·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The pygmy sunfishes, a family of the order Perciformes.
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Type catalogue of recent and fossil North American freshwater fishes: Families Cyprinidae, Catostomidae, Ictaluridae, Centrarchidae and Elassomatidae.
Centrarchidae with seven species was the most collected family followed by the Fundulidae with three species and the Elassomatidae with two species.
saxatilis (Walbaum), striped S bass Family Elassomatidae (pygmy sunfish) Elassoma zonatum Jordan, banded SW pygmy sunfish Family Centrarchidae (black bass and sunfish) Ambloplites rupestris I (Rafinesque), rock bass Centrarchus macropterus SW (Lacepede) flier Lepomis cyanellus Ralinesque, I green sunfish L.