Umbra pygmaea

Umbra pygmaea
Eastern Mudminnow – Umbra pygmaea
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
UmbridaeUmbra pygmaea(DeKay)1842Eastern Mudminnow

Umbra pygmaea

Unique Characters: Stout, cylindrical body with broad head and short snout. Body color brown with 10-14 thin dark-brown stripes on the sides and a black bar just before the caudal fin base.

Similar Species:

Bowfin Amia calva. Dorsal fin long. Gular plate present between gill membranes on ventral surface of head.

Amia calva
Bowfin – Amia calva