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megalotis, Icthelis Rafinesque [C. S.] 1820:49 [Western Review and Miscellaneous Magazine: a monthly publ., devoted to literature and science, Lexington, KY v. 2 (no. 1); ref. 7305] Kentucky, Licking and Sandy rivers, U.S.A. No types known. Type catalog: Gilbert 1998:241 [ref. 23395]. Described as belonging to subgenus Pomotis, but listed as above. Also in Rafinesque 1820:29 [ref. 3592]. •Valid as Lepomis megalotis [sometimes as subspecies megalotis] (Rafinesque 1820) -- (Lee et al. 1980:600 [ref. 22416], Smith 1986:303 [ref. 22186], Robison & Buchanan 1988:373 [ref. 23393], McAllister 1990:140 [ref. 14674], Tomelleri & Eberle 1990:187 [ref. 24089], Page & Burr 1991:270 [ref. 18983], Boschung 1992:113 [ref. 23239], Espinosa Pérez et al. 1993:63 [ref. 22290], Etnier & Starnes 1993:421 [ref. 22809], Jenkins & Burkhead 1994:745 [ref. 21581], Warren et al. 1994:133 [ref. 25557], Knight & Hastings 1994:150 [ref. 25560], Stauffer et al. 1995:275 [ref. 23376], Cross & Collins 1995:200 [ref. 23394], Mettee et al. 1996:543 [ref. 25836], Gilbert 1998:241 [ref. 23395], Scott & Crossman 1998:724 [ref. 24570], Fuller et al. 1999:365 [ref. 25838], Lyons et al. 2000:43 [ref. 26594], Ross et al. 2001:420 [ref. 25978], Nelson et al. 2004:131 [ref. 27807], Miller & Robison 2004:312 [ref. 27931], Boschung & Mayden 2004:458 [ref. 27995], Miller 2006:333 [ref. 28615], Scharpf 2008:16 [ref. 30399] with subspecies and discussion, Minckley & Marsh 2009:288 [ref. 31114], Page & Burr 2011:504 [ref. 31215], Page et al. 2013:135 [ref. 32708], Robins et al. 2018:283 [ref. 35886]). Current status: Valid as Lepomis megalotis (Rafinesque 1820). Centrarchidae: Lepominae. Distribution: East- and south-central North America, introduced elsewhere. Habitat: freshwater.