(Baird and Girard 1853)
The Gulf killifish is a member of the topminnow family. This species has a robust body, a blunt snout and deep caudal peduncle. The body is silver-gray to blue-green on the back and upper side, and white to orange-yellow below. Gulf killifish have light blue-green to yellow spots on the side body and on the dorsal, caudal and anal fins. There are five pores on each mandible. The Gulf killifish is a marine species that lives along the coast. It’s most common in vegetated shorelines, and enters nearby bodies of fresh water.
Status & distribution
- Status — Marine invader
- Florida Distribution — Western and North Central drainages, the Gulf Coast, South Florida and the Atlantic Coast