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Cyprinodontids, the Pupfishes & Killifishes, Some More of the Egg-Laying Toothed Carps

Bob Fenner

Fundulus parvipinnis

Cyprinodon macularius Baird & Girard 1853, the Desert Pupfish. Southwestern N. America into northern Mexico. pH range: 7.5 - 8.0; dH range: 13 - 19 To a maximum length of about five cm.s.


Fundulus parvipinnis Girard 1854, the California Killifish. Eastern Pacific; The two Californias, Mexico and U.S. To a maximum length of about four inches. Hard to keep in captivity. Brackish to marine. Birch Aquarium image. 

Jordanella floridae Goode & Bean 1879, the (Florida) Flagfish. To two and a half inches. Record of least number of eggs produced for an egglaying fish species (about twenty, laid over a period of days). Originally found in the St. Johns and Ochlocknee Rivers and drainages of Florida. Aquarium photo.


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