Barrens topminnow

The Barrens topminnow lives in the benthopelagic, non-migratory, freshwater environment.

The barrens topminnow (Fundulus julisia) is a species of fish in the Cyprinodontidae family. It is endemic to the United States. References - * Gimenez Dixon, M. 1996. Fundulus julisia. More

The Tennessee Aquarium began raising Barrens topminnows for the restoration project in 1998 along with partners from Conservation Fisheries, Inc., Tennessee Technological University, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. More

Matt Hamilton Examines Barrens Topminnows at the Tennessee Aquarium. In a cool spring-fed Tennessee stream, flashes of color dance in the sunlight as dozens of Barrens topminnows dart just below the surface. More

the Barrens Topminnow Recovery Team, to discuss the future of this rare fish. There are currently several promising project underway that may, hopefully, lead to its recovery! The Barrens topminnow, Fundulus julisia, is probably one of the rarest fishes in North America. More

The Barrens topminnow was the subject of Pat Rakes' thesis at the University of Tennessee. More

conservation goal of 15 secure barrens topminnow populations within the species' historic range, or at least five protected populations in the Duck, Caney Fork and Elk Rivers. More

The Barrens topminnow (Fundulus julisia) is an extremely rare fish occurring in springs and spring influenced streams on the Barrens Plateau in south-central Tennessee. More

The Barrens topminnow (Fundulus julisia) was described in 1982 and was known from 14 sites in 1984 distributed in a few headwater streams of the Caney Fork, Duck, and Elk rivers in the Barrens region of the Eastern Highland Rim in Tennessee. More

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imperiled fish called the barrens topminnow has more friends than it could ever know. For the past several years, the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, Tennessee Tech University and the Tennessee Aquarium have lent their help in an ambitious effort to rescue the topminnow. More

Growing only to four inches in length, the Barrens topminnow is a tiny fish with a story almost as colorful as its scales. First discovered in 1983 in a handful of locations in middle Tennessee, this rare fish almost disappeared forever less than 10 years later. More

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Common names

Barrens topminnow in English
Fundulus julisia in Catalan (Català)
Saumaeväkilli in Finnish (suomen kieli)
柔底鮰 in Chinese (中文)
柔底鮰 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cyprinodontiformes
Family : Fundulidae
Genus : Fundulus
Species : Fundulus julisia
Authority : Williams and Etnier, 1982