Lucania goodei

Lucania goodei
Bluefin Killifish – Lucania goodei
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
FundulidaeLucania goodeiJordan1880Bluefin Killifish

Lucania goodei

Unique Characters: Wide zigzag black stripe on the side that extends from tip of snout to black spot on caudal fin base. Male usually has blue in dorsal and anal fins and a red base in the caudal fin. There are 8-11 dorsal fin rays. Restricted to Burnt Mill Creek and an impoundment of the creek at Anne McCrary Park in Wilmington, New Hanover County (Cape Fear basin).

Similar Species:

Rainwater Killifish Lucania parva. Lacks the lateral stripe on the side. Usually 11 or 12 dorsal fin rays. Widepsread from the Shallotte to the Albemarle basins.

Lucania parva
Rainwater Killifish – Lucania parva