Fundulus waccamensis Hubbs & Raney, 1946
Waccamaw killifish
Fundulus waccamensis
photo by Burge, E.J.

Family:  Fundulidae (Topminnows and killifishes)
Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic, non-migratory
Distribution:  North America: Lake Waccamaw in Columbus County in North Carolina, USA. Recently found in Phelps Lake in Washington County, North Carolina where probably introduced through its use as fishing bait.
Biology:  Occur over sand in lakes, near and away from shoreline. Often found near vegetation. Swim a few inches below surface (Ref. 5723). Not a seasonal killifish. Easy to maintain in the aquarium (Ref. 27139).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 02 February 2012 (D2) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 05.11.10
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 29.04.94

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