Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Centrarchidae > Genus: Lepomis > Species: Lepomis gibbosus

Common sunfish - Lepomis gibbosus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS, see also fact sheet
Natura 2000 species code 5687

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.


Least Concern


Not evaluated


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Achigan à petite bouche French Fishbase
Aurinkoahven Finnish Fishbase
Bass sloneczny Polish Fishbase
Biban-soare Romanian Fishbase
Calicoba French Fishbase
Caras galben Romanian Fishbase
Common sunfish English Fishbase
Gemeiner Sonnenbarsch German Fishbase
Kürbiskernbarsch German Fishbase
Mâna-diavolului Romanian Fishbase
Naphal Hungarian Fishbase
Perca-sol Portuguese Fishbase
Perche argentée French Fishbase
Perche dorée French Fishbase
Perche soleil French Fishbase
Perche-soleil French Fishbase
Persico sole Italian Fishbase
Peste cu trei culori Romanian Fishbase
Poisson tricolore French Fishbase
Pumpkinseed English Fishbase
Regina-pestelui Romanian Fishbase
Rødgjellet sollabbor Norwegian Fishbase
Sines Romanian Fishbase
Solabborre Swedish Fishbase
Solaborre Danish Fishbase
Solbars Danish Fishbase
Soletschnaja pyba Russian Fishbase
Soncni ostriz Slovenian Fishbase
Sonnenbarsch German Fishbase
Sorete Romanian Fishbase
Sticlete Romanian Fishbase
Suncanica Serbian Fishbase
Vysokotelyi solnechnyi okun' Russian Fishbase
Zonnebaars Dutch Fishbase
Synonym Author
Perca gibbosa Linnaeus 1758
Eupomotis gibbosus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sparus aureus Walbaum 1792
Pomotis vulgaris Cuvier 1829
Pomotis ravenelii Valenciennes, 1831
Lepomus gibbosus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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