Lucania goodei  Jordan, 1880

Bluefin killifish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Fundulidae (Topminnows and killifishes)
Etymology: Lucania: Taken from the Italian province of Lucania, near tarento (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Jordan.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.5 - 6.8; dH range: ? - 15; non-migratory.   Subtropical; 12°C - 22°C (Ref. 1672); 34°N - 25°N

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27139); common length : 2.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193); max. reported age: 2 years (Ref. 12193)

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North America: throughout Florida, except in panhandle only as far west as Choctawhatchee River drainage; sporadically along Atlantic Coast as far north as central South Carolina (where possibly introduced); southeastern Alabama in Chipola River drainage.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits vegetated sloughs, ponds, lakes, and pools and backwaters of streams. Often common near springs. Usually swims well below surface of water (Ref. 5723). Not a seasonal killifish. Is easy to maintain in the aquarium (Ref. 27139).

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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. (Ref. 5723)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tmax=2).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.