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peltastes, Lepomis Cope [E. D.] 1870:454 [Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society v. 11 (no. 84); ref. 913] Huron River, near Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, U.S.A. Lectotype: ANSP 12978. Paralectotypes: ANSP 12979-81 (3). Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:39 [ref. 13621] as holotype (12978) and paratypes, Gilbert 1998:246 [ref. 23395]. Lectotype established by Fowler 1918:46 [ref. 11665]. •Synonym of Lepomis megalotis (Rafinesque 1820) -- (Smith 1986:304 [ref. 22186]). •Synonym of Lepomis megalotis (Rafinesque 1820), but a valid subspecies -- (Gilbert 1998:246 [ref. 23395], Scott & Crossman 1998:725 [ref. 24570], Scharpf 2008:16 [ref. 30399]). •Valid as Lepomis peltastes Cope 1870 -- (Bailey et al. 2004:183 [ref. 27882], Page & Burr 2011:500 [ref. 31215], Page et al. 2013:135 [ref. 32708]). Current status: Valid as Lepomis peltastes Cope 1870. Centrarchidae. Distribution: Great Lakes region, U.S.A. Habitat: freshwater.