Pygmy killifish

The Pygmy killifish lives in the pelagic, non-migratory, freshwater environment.

Pygmy Killifish - Perhaps Alabama's smallest fish, this fish is very rare in Alabama, but more common in Georgia and Florida. More

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION: Jordan described the pygmy killifish in 1884. ETYMOLOGY: Leptolucania means fine or slender fish like Lucania. Ommata means eye, referring to the spot on the caudal peduncle. More

Known as the Pygmy killifish it can grow to 1 1/2 inches. Not a seasonal killifish. Is difficult to maintain in aquarium, but there are those that succeed with it. More

Common names

Kääpiökilli in Finnish (suomen kieli)
pygmy killifish in English
Rengashammaskarppi in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Wichtelkärpfling in German (Deutsch)

Order : Cyprinodontiformes
Family : Fundulidae
Genus : Leptolucania
Species : Leptolucania ommata
Authority : Jordan, 1884