Fundulus julisia Williams & Etnier, 1982
Barrens topminnow
photo by Welsh, D.P.

Family:  Fundulidae (Topminnows and killifishes)
Max. size:  7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, non-migratory
Distribution:  North America: upper Caney Fork (Cumberland River drainage) and upper Duck River (Tennessee River drainage) systems in central Tennessee, USA.
Biology:  Occur in vegetated pools and margins of springs and spring-fed headwaters and creeks (Ref 5723, 10294). 9.4 cm TL (Ref. 5723). Juveniles feed primarily on microcrustacea and midges; adults consume amphipods and isopods, small mayflies, terrestrial insects, and snails (Ref. 10294). Not a seasonal killifish (Ref. 27139).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 01 February 2012 (B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 05.08.92
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 14.11.07
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 29.04.94

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