from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An extensive genus of small American centrarchoid fishes, having the operculum prolonged backward into an ear-like flap; the sunfishes: synonymous with Lepomis.
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For example, the pirate perch (Aphredoderus sayanus), the mud sunfish (Acantharchus pomotis), the blackbanded sunfish (Enneacanthus chaetodon), and the swamp darter (Ertheostoma fusiforme) have been extirpated from the lower Delaware River of Pennsylvania (Cooper, 1985, pp. 239-256).