Jordanella floridae Goode & Bean, 1879
Flagfish
photo by Nilsson, K.

 Family:  Cyprinodontidae (Pupfishes), subfamily: Cyprinodontinae
 Max. size:  6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic, non-migratory
 Distribution:  North America: St. Johns and Ochlocknee River drainages south to peninsular Florida, USA.
 Diagnosis:  Anal soft rays: 11-13
 Biology:  In vegetated sloughs, ponds, lakes, and sluggish streams; enters brackish water. 6.5 cm max TL (Ref. 5723). In Guinness Book of Records as the fish with the fewest eggs (20 eggs are spawned over a period of several days) (Ref. 6472). Feeds on worms, crustaceans, insects and plant matter (Ref. 7020). Not a seasonal killifish. Is easy to maintain in the aquarium (Ref. 27139).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.04.09
 Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 12.02.94

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