Adult Male at Sabinas River
An adult male of Lepomis cyanellus at La Turbina, Sabinas River, Rio Grande drainage [Nuevo Leon].Photo by Manuel Salazar González. (24-May-2009). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas




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Lepomis cyanellus Rafinesque, 1819

Green sunfish; Pez sol.

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Original description as Lepomis cyanellus:


  • Rafinesque, Constantine Samuel. 1819. "Prodrome de 70 nouveaux genres d'animaux découverts dans l'intérieur des États-Unis d'Amérique, durant l'année 1818". Journal de Physique, de Chimie et d'Histoire Naturelle. v. 88, pp. 417-429 (ffm00264)

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Conservation: Lepomis cyanellus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018).