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Fundulus rubrifrons  (Jordan, 1880)

Redface topminnow
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Fundulidae (Topminnows and killifishes)
Etymology: Fundulus: Latin, fundus = bottom; a peculiar name for a topminnow, coined for a bottom species of Atlantic coast being "the abode of the fundulus mudfish" (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; non-migratory.   Subtropical

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North America: Altamaha River drianage and Okefenokee Swamp in southeast Georgia to south Florida, USA; isolated population in Fenholloway River system in west Florida.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86798)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is very similar to banded topminnow, Fundulus cingulatus, but can be distinguished by having 5 preopercular pores and red side of head and jaws on large male (Ref. 86798).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow, often ephemeral, water bodies, including ditches, marshes, and backwaters of sluggish creeks and small to medium rivers. Usually found near vegetation (Ref. 86798).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Costa, Wilson J.E.M. | Collaborators

Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 2011. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 663p. (Ref. 86798)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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