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Lepomis aquilensis  (Baird and Girard, 1853)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1159366

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Pomotis aquilensis Baird and Girard, 1853
    Pomotis breviceps Baird and Girard, 1853
    Pomotis convexifrons Baird and Girard, 1854
    Pomotis fallax Baird and Girard, 1854
    Lepomis haplognathus Cope, 1885
    Pomotis nefastus Baird and Girard, 1854
    Lepomis occidentalis Meek, 1902
    Pomotis popeii Girard, 1858
    Lepomis megalotis aquilensis (Baird and Girard, 1853)
  Common Name(s): Rio Grande Longear Sunfish [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderPerciformes  – perch-like fishes  
                                  FamilyCentrarchidae  – sunfishes, achigans et crapets, lobinas  
                                     GenusLepomis Rafinesque, 1819 – common sunfishes, eared sunfishes  
                                        SpeciesLepomis aquilensis (Baird and Girard, 1853) – Rio Grande Longear Sunfish  

  Expert: Howard L. Jelks  
  Notes: Research Fish Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey, 7920 N.W. 71st Street, Gainesville, Florida 32653   
  Reference for: Lepomis aquilensis    
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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Kim, Daemin, Bruce H. Bauer, and Thomas J. Near  
  Publication Date: 2021   
  Article/Chapter Title: Introgression and Species Delimitation in the Longear Sunfish Lepomis megalotis (Teleostei: Percomorpha: Centrarchidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Systematic Biology, syab029   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 1063-5157   
  Notes: doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syab029   
  Reference for: Lepomis aquilensis   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Middle America  
    North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Mexico, Native  






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