Fundulus chrysotus (Günther, 1866)
Golden topminnow
Fundulus chrysotus
photo by Tumlison, R.

Family:  Fundulidae (Topminnows and killifishes)
Max. size:  8.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic, non-migratory
Distribution:  North America: USA from Santee River drainage in South Carolina to Trinity River drainage in Texas; Former Mississippi Embayment north to Kentucky and Missouri. East of Mississippi River mostly restricted to lower Coastal Plain.
Biology:  Adults occur in swamps, sloughs, vegetated pools, and backwaters of sluggish creeks and small to medium rivers (Ref. 5723, 10294). Feed primarily on insects (Ref. 10294). Not a seasonal killifish. Is easy to maintain in the aquarium (Ref. 27139).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 30 January 2012 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 11.07.14
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.05.94

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