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Ambloplites

Rock bass (A. rupestris)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Centrarchidae
Genus: Ambloplites
Species

 A. ariommus - Shadow bass
 A. cavifrons - Roanoke bass
 A. constellatus - Ozark bass
 A. rupestris - Rock bass


Ambloplites Rafinesque, 1820, is a genus of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. The type species is A. rupestris, the rock bass, and the species of this genus are known collectively as the rock basses.


The various Ambloplites species, which grow to a maximum overall length of 30–43 cm (12–17 in) and a maximum weight of 0.45–1.4 kg (1.0–3.0 lb), depending on species, are native to a region extending from the Hudson Bay basin in Canada to the lower Mississippi River basin in the United States.


The Roanoke bass (A. cavifrons) is Vulnerable according to IUCN.


The generic name Ambloplites derives from the Greek αμβλύς (blunt) and οπλίτης (bearing a shield).


References

  • FishBase: Ambloplites (http://www.fishbase.org/Eschmeyer/GeneraSummary.cfm?ID=Ambloplites)
  • ITIS: Ambloplites (http://www.itis.usda.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=168096)



  Results from FactBites:
 
Rock bass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (221 words)
The rock bass (Ambloplites rupestris, Ambloplites Ariommus Ambloplites Constellatus), also known as the Rock perch or goggle-eye, is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes.
rupestris, the largest and commonest of the Ambloplites species, has reached a maximum recorded overall length of 43 cm (17 in), and a maximum recorded weight of 1.4 kg (3.0 lb).
Ambloplites Constellatus, a species of Rock bass from the Ozark upland of Arkansas, and Ambloplites Ariommus are true rock bass, but regarded as separate species.
Ambloplites - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (129 words)
Ambloplites Rafinesque, 1820, is a genus of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes.
The various Ambloplites species, which grow to a maximum overall length of 30–43 cm (12–17 in) and a maximum weight of 0.45–1.4 kg (1.0–3.0 lb), depending on species, are native to a region extending from the Hudson Bay basin in Canada to the lower Mississippi River basin in the United States.
The generic name Ambloplites derives from the Greek αμβλύς (blunt) and οπλίτης (bearing a shield).
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