Plains killifish

The Plains killifish lives in the benthopelagic, non-migratory, freshwater, brackish, pH range: 7.0 environment.

General DescriptionThe plains killifish has probably been introduced into Montana's eastern drainage. This fish has an unusual appearance for a Montana fish because it bears vertical stripes. It typically inhabits small, low-gradient streams and spawns in the spring by broadcasting its eggs. More

chub (Couesius plumbeus) and plains killifish were captured exclusively in treatment streams. However, all of these species were found infrequently. Most species were observed during fewer than 20 percent of the 68 sampling events; however, 5 native species were more ubiquitous. More

Plains killifish; Killifish; Bluefin killifish; Rainwater killifish; Bayou killifish; Striped killifish; California killifish; Swordfin killifish; Spotted killifish; Turquoise killifish; Togo killifish; Ceylon killifish; Least killifish; Vereda killifish; Scaleless killifish; Tanganyika killifish; Banded killifish; Goldspotted killifish; Gulf killifish; Longnose killifish; More

kansae (northern plains killifish): Dorsal fin long and rounded; pectoral and pelvic fins ovate, pectorals much larger than pelvics; anal fin elongate, sharply angulate; caudal fin truncate (Sublette et al. 1990). More

Common names

northern plains killifish in English
plains killifish in English
Vyökilli in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Zebrafundulus in German (Deutsch)
平原底鮰 in Chinese (中文)
平原底鮰 in Mandarin Chinese
斑馬底鮰 in Mandarin Chinese
斑马底鮰 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Cyprinodontiformes
Family : Fundulidae
Genus : Fundulus
Species : Fundulus zebrinus
Authority : Garman, 1895