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

 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).



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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: 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: Ambloplites
Species: A. ariommus - A. cavifrons - A. constellatus - A. rupestris


Ambloplites (Rafinesque, 1820)


Vernacular Name

English: Rock Basses


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