Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes
(Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Cyprinodontidae
(Pupfishes) > Cyprinodontinae
Etymology: Jordanella: Because of C. Basil Jordan, American zoologist (Ref. 45335). More on author: Goode.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; non-migratory. Subtropical; 18°C - 22°C (Ref. 13371); 31°N - 26°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27139)
North America: St. Johns and Ochlocknee River drainages south to peninsular Florida, USA.
In vegetated sloughs, ponds, lakes, and sluggish streams; enters brackish water. 6.5 cm max TL (Ref. 5723). In Guinness Book of Records as the fish with the fewest eggs (20 eggs are spawned over a period of several days) (Ref. 6472). Feeds on worms, crustaceans, insects and plant matter (Ref. 7020). Not a seasonal killifish. Is easy to maintain in the aquarium (Ref. 27139).
Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 432 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01050 (0.00439 - 0.02509), b=3.15 (2.95 - 3.35), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.32 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec=100 (aquarium)).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .