Banded killifish

The banded killifish reaches a maximum length of 10-13 cm.

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The banded killifish (Fundulus diaphanus), is a North American species of temperate freshwater killifish belonging to the Fundulus genus of the fundulidae family. The natural geographic range extends from Newfoundland to South Carolina, and west to Minnesota. It occupies the Great Lakes drainages. More

Banded Killifish (Fundulus diaphanus menona) are spawning! For those of you who have been on the forum for a while, you may remember that my Banded Killies that I wild-collected last year spawned. The fish that are spawning now are the offspring of those fish. More

Banded killifish: refers to the vertical stripes or banding on them Fundulus (fun More

The banded killifish is found in the northern drainages of the Central Plains Aquatic Subregion. It has been collected from several lakes in Okoboji region of the Little Sioux River drainage and has been documented from the Missouri River (Harlan et al. 1987). More

Found gennerally in quiet waters, the banded killifish is common in large lakes, rivers, estuaries, small bodies of water. This species superficially resembles males of he mummichog but is very slinder, with a depressed head and an elongate snout. More

The banded killifish is the only freshwater member of the killifish family present in New York. These little fish are found in the quiet waters of lakes, ponds, rivers, and estuaries. More

Distribution of the Banded Killifish in Quebec: distribution map. More

There are two subspecies of banded killifish in Ohio. The native Western banded killifish (left) and the introduced Eastern banded killifish(below). Both photos are males. More

Discussion Banded Killifish is used as live bait in some areas; it is a hardy fish and will survive for hours in a bait bucket. More

Pennsylvania, the banded killifish has been recorded from all Pennsylvania watersheds except the Genesee River watershed. They are often used as baitfish for other species. More

Adult banded killifish eat a variety of items including small crustaceans (ostracods, copepods, and amphipods), aquatic insects (midge larvae, caddisfly larvae, and dragonfly nymphs), mayfly nymphs, flying insects, and plant seeds. More

The Banded Killifish has a long body and a small mouth with large eyes it also has teeth on its jaws, it dosent's have any spines or fins but its tail is slightly rounded, its body is small but has a sharp diamond affect to More

Banded Killifish: Newfoundland and Labrador Population = What you need to know - Under Species at Risk Act, listed as: SPECIES OF SPECIAL CONCERN (may become threatened or endangered because of a combination of More

The banded killifish (Fundulus diaphanus Lesueur) was collected by Woolman (1896) from the Sheyenne River at Valley City (Fig. A54). More

Description: The banded killifish is a small (2-3 inches, 50-75 mm) fish with a brown to olive green back, silver or yellow silver sides, and a yellowish belly. Its sides have 12-20 vertical bars. More

DESCRIPTION: The banded killifish is a long and slender fish averaging 2 – 3 inches in length. The olive coloured back lightens down the sides to a cream belly. The sides have 12 – 20 dark vertical bars. More

Order : Cyprinodontiformes
Family : Fundulidae
Genus : Fundulus
Species : Fundulus diaphanus
Authority : Lesueur, 1817