Fundulus similis (Baird & Girard, 1853)
Longnose killifish
photo by Christie, B.L.

Family:  Fundulidae (Topminnows and killifishes)
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: southeastern Florida (including Keys) in USA. This species requires a new scientific name, since Fundulus similis is correctly a synonym of Fundulus majalis, having been based on the Gulf population of that species.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13
Biology:  Commonly found around mangroves and on tidal flats where vegetation is sparse and short (Ref. 5723). Not a seasonal killifish. Is difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 January 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.08.98
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 09.08.94

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