Common name: Lined Topminnow
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Identification: Page and Burr (1991); Jenkins and Burkhead (1994); Rohde et al. (1994).
Size: 8.4 cm.
Native Range: Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains from southern Virginia to Ochlockonee River, Georgia and Florida; south in Florida to Lake Okeechobee (Page and Burr 1991).
Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Fundulus lineolatus are found here.
Table last updated 9/11/2020
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Probable bait-bucket release (Gilbert 1987; Gilbert and J. D. Williams, personal communication).
Status: Reported in Florida.
Impact of Introduction: The impacts of this species are currently unknown, as no studies have been done to determine how it has affected ecosystems in the invaded range. The absence of data does not equate to lack of effects. It does, however, mean that research is required to evaluate effects before conclusions can be made.
References: (click for full references)
Gilbert, C. R. 1987. Zoogeography of the freshwater fish fauna of southern Georgia and peninsular Florida. Brimleyana 13:25--54.
Gilbert, C. R., and J. D. Williams. Unpublished manuscript. Fishes of Florida.
Jenkins, R. E., and N. M. Burkhead. 1994. Freshwater fishes of Virginia. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.
Page, L. M., and B. M. Burr. 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. The Peterson Field Guide Series, volume 42. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA.
Rohde, F. C., R. G. Arndt, D. G. Lindquist, and J. F. Parnell. 1994. Freshwater Fishes of the Carolinas, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC. 122 pp.
Revision Date: 12/5/2003
Peer Review Date: 12/5/2003
Fuller, P., 2020, Fundulus lineolatus (Agassiz, 1854): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=689, Revision Date: 12/5/2003, Peer Review Date: 12/5/2003, Access Date: 11/24/2020
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