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California Killifish (Fundulus parvipinnis)


Chordata > Pisces > Actinopterygii > Cyprinodontiformes > Fundulidae


Benthopelagic. Olive-green dorsally, yellow ventrally. Pelvic fins small, tail square, anal fin long. Non-breeding males with about 20 black vertical bars on the side of the body. Length to 4 inches. Baja to Morro Bay (3) Common, especially in bays (3) The second most common fish recorded from Newport Bay (4) and the 5th most common species recorded from Colorado Lagoon, with peak numbers in February (5). Marine.

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References:
1. FishBase - Fundulus parvipinnis
2. WoRMS - Fundulus parvipinnis
3. Guide to the Coastal Marine Fishes of California (Miller and Lea, 1972)
4. Horn, M.H. and L.G. Allen, 1981. Ecology of fishes in upper Newport Bay, California: seasonal dynamics and community structure.
5. Allen, L. G., M. H. Horn, 1975. Abundance, diversity and seasonality of fishes in Colorado Lagoon, Alamitos Bay, California



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