Fundulus confluentus

Fundulus confluentus
Marsh Killifish – Fundulus confluentus female
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
FundulidaeFundulus confluentusGoode and Bean1879Marsh Killifish

Fundulus confluentus

Unique Characters:  Pale, often golden spot on body at base of dorsal fin. Ocellated black spot in dorsal fin of female. Five gill rakers. Female with normal genital pouch. Occurs primarily in brackish or salt water.

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Marsh Killifish – Fundulus confluentus
Golden spot on body anterior to dorsal fin

Similar Species:

Banded Killifish
Fundulus diaphanus

Mummichog
Fundulus heteroclitus

Fundulus diaphanus
Banded Killifish – Fundulus diaphanus
Fundulus heteroclitus
Mummichog – Fundulus heteroclitus

Banded Killifish Fundulus diaphanus. Usually 40-49 lateral scales. Deeper bodied. Dorsal fin with no black spot

Mummichog Fundulus heteroclitus. Dark spot on body at base of dorsal fin. Dorsal fin of male often has dark posterior spot or blotch. Nine or 10 gill rakers. Female with long genital pouch.

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