Classification of Pumpkinseed Sunfish


 Domain: Eukarya

This species is a part of Eukarya because it has membrane covered organelles.

Kingdom: Animalia      

This species is both multicellular and heterotrophic, so it falls under the category of Animalia.                                              

Phylum: Chordata

This species does have a skeleton that aids in movement.

Class: Actinopterygii

Ray finned fish.

Order: Perciformes

Species has dorsal and anal fins that have a anterior spiny portion and posterior soft-ray portion.

Family: Centrarchidae

Species are commonly known as sunfish and have bright colored scale patterns.

Genus: Lepomis

Species live in freshwater environments.

Species: Lepomis gibbosus

A small brightly colored sunfish that is found in North America, commonly known as the Pumpkinseed Sunfish.




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