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Family: Fundulidae Topminnows and killifishes



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Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Fundulus albolineatus
[Whiteline topminnow]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 12.9 cm TL
Fundulus bermudae Günther, 1874

Photo by Photo by Outerbridge, M.
 
Fundulus bermudae
[Bermuda killifish]



North America
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Fundulus bifax Cashner & Rogers, 1988

Photo by Photo by Welsh, D.P.
 
Fundulus bifax
[Stippled studfish]



North America
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Fundulus blairae Wiley & Hall, 1975

Photo by Photo by Thomas, C.
 
Fundulus blairae
[Western starhead topminnow]



North America
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Fundulus catenatus (Storer, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Brill, J.
 
Fundulus catenatus
[Northern studfish]



North America
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Fundulus chrysotus (Günther, 1866)

Photo by Photo by Tumlison, R.
 
Fundulus chrysotus
[Golden topminnow]



North America
Max. Length 7.8 cm TL
Fundulus cingulatus Valenciennes, 1846

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Fundulus cingulatus
[Banded topminnow]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Fundulus confluentus Goode & Bean, 1879

Photo by Photo by Welsh, D.P.
 
Fundulus confluentus
[Marsh killifish]



North America
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Fundulus diaphanus (Lesueur, 1817)

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Fundulus diaphanus
[Banded killifish]



North America
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Fundulus dispar (Agassiz, 1854)

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Fundulus dispar
[Starhead topminnow]



North America
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Fundulus escambiae (Bollman, 1887)

Photo by Photo by Burkhead, N.
 
Fundulus escambiae
[Russetfin topminnow]



North America
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Fundulus euryzonus Suttkus & Cashner, 1981

Photo by Photo by Welsh, D.P.
 
Fundulus euryzonus
[Broadstripe topminnow]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Fundulus grandis Baird & Girard, 1853

Photo by Photo by Howell, W.M./Jenkins, R.L.
 
Fundulus grandis
[Gulf killifish]



Central America
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Fundulus grandissimus Hubbs, 1936

Photo by Photo by Aarud, T.
 
Fundulus grandissimus
[Giant killifish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Fundulus heteroclitus (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Fundulus heteroclitus
[Mummichog]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Fundulus jenkinsi (Evermann, 1892)

Photo by Photo by Grammer, G.L.
 
Fundulus jenkinsi
[Saltmarsh topminnow]



North America
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Fundulus julisia Williams & Etnier, 1982

Photo by Photo by Welsh, D.P.
 
Fundulus julisia
[Barrens topminnow]



North America
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Fundulus kansae Garman, 1895

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Fundulus kansae
[Northern plains killifish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Fundulus lima
[Killifish]



North America
Max. Length 8.4 cm TL
Fundulus lineolatus (Agassiz, 1854)

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Fundulus lineolatus
[Lined topminnow]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Fundulus luciae (Baird, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Fundulus luciae
[Spotfin killifish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Fundulus majalis (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Fundulus majalis
[Striped killifish]



North America
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Fundulus notatus (Rafinesque, 1820)

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Fundulus notatus
[Blackstripe topminnow]



North America
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Fundulus nottii (Agassiz, 1854)

Photo by Photo by Welsh, D.P.
 
Fundulus nottii
[Bayou topminnow]



North America
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Fundulus olivaceus (Storer, 1845)

Photo by Photo by Thomas, C.
 
Fundulus olivaceus
[Blackspotted topminnow]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 10.8 cm TL
Fundulus parvipinnis Girard, 1854

Photo by Photo by Talley, D.
 
Fundulus parvipinnis
[California killifish]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Fundulus persimilis
[Yucatan killifish]
No picture found


 
Fundulus philpisteri
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 6.5 cm TL
Fundulus pulvereus (Evermann, 1892)

Photo by Photo by Jonah's Aquarium
 
Fundulus pulvereus
[Bayou killifish]



North America
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Fundulus rathbuni Jordan & Meek, 1889

Photo by Photo by Royal, C.
 
Fundulus rathbuni
[Speckled killifish]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.7 cm TL

 
Fundulus relictus
[Lover's Lake killifish]



North America
Max. Length 7.8 cm TL
Fundulus rubrifrons (Jordan, 1880)

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Fundulus rubrifrons
[Redface topminnow]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Fundulus saguanus
[]



North America
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Fundulus sciadicus Cope, 1865

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Fundulus sciadicus
[Plains topminnow]



North America
Max. Length 12.5 cm TL
Fundulus seminolis Girard, 1859

Photo by Photo by Welsh, D.P.
 
Fundulus seminolis
[Seminole killifish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Fundulus similis (Baird & Girard, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Christie, B.L.
 
Fundulus similis
[Longnose killifish]
No picture found

Max. Length 18 cm TL

 
Fundulus stellifer
[Southern studfish]



North America
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Fundulus waccamensis Hubbs & Raney, 1946

Photo by Photo by Burge, E.J.
 
Fundulus waccamensis
[Waccamaw killifish]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Fundulus xenicus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Fundulus xenicus
[Diamond killifish]



North America
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Fundulus zebrinus Jordan & Gilbert, 1883

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Fundulus zebrinus
[Plains killifish]



North America
Max. Length 3 cm TL
Leptolucania ommata (Jordan, 1884)

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Leptolucania ommata
[Pygmy killifish]



North America
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Lucania goodei Jordan, 1880

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Lucania goodei
[Bluefin killifish]



North America
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Lucania interioris Hubbs & Miller, 1965

Photo by Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Lucania interioris
[Cuatrocienegas killifish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 6.2 cm TL
Lucania parva (Baird & Girard, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Lucania parva
[Rainwater killifish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Fundulus albolineatus Whiteline topminnow North America 9 TL 1891
Fundulus bermudae Bermuda killifish Western Central Atlantic 12.9 TL 1874
Fundulus bifax Stippled studfish North America 12 TL 1988
Fundulus blairae Western starhead topminnow North America 8 TL 1975
Fundulus catenatus Northern studfish North America 20 TL 1846
Fundulus chrysotus Golden topminnow North America 8.5 TL 1866
Fundulus cingulatus Banded topminnow North America 7.8 TL 1846
Fundulus confluentus Marsh killifish Western Atlantic 8 TL 1879
Fundulus diaphanus Banded killifish North America 13 TL 1817
Fundulus dispar Starhead topminnow North America 6 TL 1854
Fundulus escambiae Russetfin topminnow North America 6 TL 1887
Fundulus euryzonus Broadstripe topminnow North America 9 TL 1981
Fundulus grandis Gulf killifish Western Atlantic 18 TL 1853
Fundulus grandissimus Giant killifish Central America 20 TL 1936
Fundulus heteroclitus Mummichog Western Atlantic 15 TL 1766
Fundulus jenkinsi Saltmarsh topminnow Western Atlantic 5.5 TL 1892
Fundulus julisia Barrens topminnow North America 7 TL 1982
Fundulus kansae Northern plains killifish North America 10 TL 1895
Fundulus lima Killifish Central America 10 TL 1894
Fundulus lineolatus Lined topminnow North America 8.4 TL 1854
Fundulus luciae Spotfin killifish Western Atlantic 5 TL 1855
Fundulus majalis Striped killifish Western Atlantic 18 TL 1792
Fundulus notatus Blackstripe topminnow North America 8 TL 1820
Fundulus nottii Bayou topminnow North America 6 TL 1854
Fundulus olivaceus Blackspotted topminnow North America 8 TL 1845
Fundulus parvipinnis California killifish Eastern Pacific 10.8 TL 1854
Fundulus persimilis Yucatan killifish Central America 15 TL 1955
Fundulus philpisteri Central America 2007
Fundulus pulvereus Bayou killifish Western Atlantic 6.5 TL 1892
Fundulus rathbuni Speckled killifish North America 8 TL 1889
Fundulus relictus Lover's Lake killifish North America 9.7 TL 1988
Fundulus rubrifrons Redface topminnow North America 7.8 TL 1880
Fundulus saguanus North America 10 TL 1948
Fundulus sciadicus Plains topminnow North America 9 TL 1865
Fundulus seminolis Seminole killifish North America 12.5 TL 1859
Fundulus similis Longnose killifish Western Atlantic 12 TL 1853
Fundulus stellifer Southern studfish North America 18 TL 1877
Fundulus waccamensis Waccamaw killifish North America 10 TL 1946
Fundulus xenicus Diamond killifish Western Central Atlantic 6 TL 1882
Fundulus zebrinus Plains killifish North America 8 TL 1883
Leptolucania ommata Pygmy killifish North America 3 TL 1884
Lucania goodei Bluefin killifish North America 6 TL 1880
Lucania interioris Cuatrocienegas killifish North America 4 TL 1965
Lucania parva Rainwater killifish Western Atlantic 6.2 TL 1855



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