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Fundulus heteroclitus (Linnaeus, 1766)

Mummichog
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Fundulus heteroclitus
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Ακτινοπτερύγιοι > 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).  More on author: Linnaeus.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Οικολογία

; Θαλασσινό(ά); Γλυκού νερού; Υφάλμυρο βενθοπελαγικό; μη μεταναστευτικό(ά).   Temperate; 10°C - 24°C (Ref. 12468); 52°N - 28°N, 82°W - 57°W

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Western Atlantic: Gulf of St. Lawrence to northeast Florida, USA. Two subspecies were previously recognized: Fundulus heteroclitus heteroclitus and Fundulus heteroclitus macrolepidotus (Ref. 86798). Introduced to southern Portugal and southern Spain (Ref. 59043).

Length at first maturity / Μέγεθος / Βάρος / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 4 - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL αρσενικό/απροσδιόριστο; (Ref. 27139); common length : 8.9 cm TL αρσενικό/απροσδιόριστο; (Ref. 12193); μεγ. αναφερόμενη ηλικία: 4 έτη (Ref. 59043)

Short description Μορφολογία | Μορφομετρία

Distinguished from nearly identical species Fundulus grandis by having the following characters: more convex upper profile; dark bars alternating with silvery interspaces on side; small ocellus at rear of dorsal fin of male; and each mandible with 4 pores (Ref. 86798).

Βιολογία     Γλωσσάρι (π.χ. epibenthic)

Occurs in saltwater marshes, tidal creeks and nearby fresh water (Ref. 86798). A resident intertidal species with homing behavior (Ref. 32612). Adults are mainly found in saltwater marshes and in tidal creeks. They may leave tide pools if aquatic conditions become inhospitable (Ref. 31184). They also enter fresh water to a limited extent (Ref. 7251). Not a seasonal killifish. They breathe air when out of water (Ref. 31184). Difficult to maintain in aquariums (Ref. 27139). Introduction has caused the decline of native species and near extinction of Aphanius baeticus in southwestern Spain (Ref. 59043).

Life cycle and mating behavior Γεννητική Ωρίμανση | Αναπαραγωγή | Γεννοβολία | Αβγά | Γονιμότητα | Προνύμφες

Deposits eggs in the shells of Modiolus demissus (Ref. 26281).

Main reference Upload your references | Αναφορές | Συντονιστής : Costa, Wilson J.E.M. | Συνεργάτες

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. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 01 February 2012

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 6.1 - 23.7, mean 9.3 (based on 163 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00502 - 0.02287), b=3.17 (2.98 - 3.36), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Τροφικό Επίπεδο (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.48 se; Based on food items.
Ελαστικότητα (Ref. 69278):  Μεσαίο(α), ελάχιστος χρόνος για διπλασιασμό πληθυσμού 1,4 - 4,4 έτη (tm<1; tmax=4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .