Latest Cyprinodontidae Stories
There's an old adage that warns against passing judgment based on appearance, but female bluefin killifish, like many animal species, apparently don't share such human wisdom when choosing a mate.
For four decades, waste from nearby manufacturing plants flowed into the waters of New Bedford Harbor—an 18,000-acre estuary and busy seaport.
A new study shows how an amphibious fish stays alive for up to two months on land. It's all in the skin.
For the first time, an earthquake was recorded live in Devils Hole, home to the only population of a critically endangered pupfish species.
By Keith Rogers By KEITH ROGERS REVIEW-JOURNAL Tiny neon-blue pupfish that are struggling to survive in a spring- fed cave in Nye County have rebounded this fall to 126 adult fish, 34 more than last fall's count and the highest number recorded since 2004, a federal biologist said Wednesday.
By Randal C. Archibold No doubt, it is hard to be a fish in a desert. But, to the dismay and bafflement of scientists, the Devils Hole pupfish, a quick-darting iridescent blue minnow, are veering toward extinction.
It's 110 degrees, hardly a heat wave for Death Valley. And in a small, bathtub-warm pool below a steep, rocky incline, small fish appear to be at play, darting and chasing each other through patches of algae.
Scientists trying to study the endangered Devils Hole pupfish near Death Valley inadvertently nudged the endangered fish closer to extinction.
The Flagfish or American Flagfish, Jordanella floridae, is a killifish native to Florida. It received its name because the male fish resembles the American flag, with a large black/blue dot and alternating red and black/blue stripes on its body. It is a common, native fish in Florida that is occasionally found in fish stores. They make quick work of hair algae and they may also eat plants in a planted aquarium.
The Death Valley pupfish, Cyprinodon salinus salinus, is a species of fish that is the last known survivor of what is thought to have been a large ecosystem of fish species that lived in Lake Manly which dried up at the end of the last ice age leaving the present day Death Valley in California. The pupfish is adapted to the shallow, hot, salty water of a particular part of Salt Creek that flows above ground year-round, and is also sometimes referred to as Salt Creek Pupfish. A subspecies...
The Devil's Hole pupfish, Cyprinodon diabolis, is an endangered species of fish native to Devil's Hole, a geothermal (92Â°F), aquifer-fed pool within a limestone cavern in the Amargosa Desert of Nevada east of Death Valley. It is the smallest desert pupfish species, averaging .75 in (19 mm) in length. Physical Description Devil's Hole pupfish are less than .98 in (2.5 cm) long and resemble other pupfish in shape. They lack pelvic fins and have large heads and long anal fins. Breeding...
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