Fundulus notatus (Rafinesque, 1820)
Blackstripe topminnow
Fundulus notatus
photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

Family:  Fundulidae (Topminnows and killifishes)
Max. size:  8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic, non-migratory
Distribution:  North America: Lake Erie, Lake Michigan, and Mississippi River basins from southern Ontario in Canada, Michigan, Wisconsin, and northern Iowa south to Gulf of Mexico( west to central Kansas and Oklahoma) in the USA; Gulf Slope drainages from Mobile Bay in Alabama to San Antonio Bay in Texas, USA.
Biology:  Inhabits quiet surface water, usually near margins of creeks and small rivers, ponds, and lakes (Ref 5723, 10294). 7.4 cm max TL (Ref. 5723). Feeds primarily on terrestrial arthropods, emergent stages of aquatic insects, benthic larvae, and midwater insects (Ref. 10294). Not a seasonal killifish. Is easy to maintain in the aquarium (Ref. 27139).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 February 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 14.11.07
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 28.05.94

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