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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Perciformes
Subordo: Percoidei
Superfamilia: Percoidea
Familia: Centrarchidae
Genus: Enneacanthus
Species: Enneacanthus chaetodon - Enneacanthus gloriosus - Enneacanthus obesus


Enneacanthus (Gill, 1864)


* Enneacanthus Report on ITIS

Vernacular Name
English: Banded Sunfishes

Enneacanthus Gill, 1864, is a genus of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. The type species is E. obesus, the banded sunfish, and the species of this genus are known collectively as the banded or little sunfishes.

The Enneacanthus species, all of which grow to a maximum overall length of about 10 cm (4 in), are native to freshwater lakes, ponds, and estuaries along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States.

All three species are kept as aquarium fish by hobbyists.

The generic name Enneacanthus derives from the Greek εννέα (nine) and άκανθα (thorn).

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