Gulf killifish

Fundulus grandis

Gulf killifish

Fundulus grandis
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Fundulus grandis
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Killifish, or mud minnows, are a group of small fish that are under 7 inches in length. Gulf killifish have light blue-green to yellow spots on the side body and on the dorsal, caudal, and anal fins. Unlike most fish, killifish can live in fresh and highly salty water but prefer grassy tidal areas in brackish water. They stalk the shallows of coastal rivers, marshes, and bays, feeding on small animals that live on the bottom. The Gulf killifish can reach up to 7 inches in length and displays sexual dimorphism, with males more colorful and patterned than females with plain tan to silver color.

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