Carolina pygmy sunfish

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Carolina pygmy sunfish
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Elassomatidae
Genus: Elassoma
Species: E. boehlkei
Binomial name
Elassoma boehlkei
Rohde & R. G. Arndt, 1987

The Carolina pygmy sunfish, Elassoma boehlkei, is a species of pygmy sunfish endemic to the United States, where it is only known from the Waccamaw and Santee River drainages in the Carolinas. This species prefers waters with dense vegetation. It can reach 3.3 cm (1.3 in) in total length, though most do not exceed 2 cm (0.79 in). This species can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2]


  1. ^ NatureServe 2013. Elassoma boehlkei. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. < Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.>. Downloaded on 02 July 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Elassoma boehlkei" in FishBase. April 2013 version.

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