Fundulus chrysotus
Fundulus chrysotus
(Golden Topminnow)
Fishes
Native Transplant
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Fundulus chrysotus (Günther, 1866)

Common name: Golden Topminnow

Taxonomy: available through www.itis.govITIS logo

Identification: Hubbs et al. (1991); Page and Burr (1991); Etnier and Starnes (1993); Mettee et al. (1996).

Size: 7.5 cm.

Native Range: Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain from Santee River drainage, South Carolina, to Trinity River drainage, Texas; Former Mississippi Embayment north to Kentucky and Missouri. East of Mississippi River, mostly restricted to lower Coastal Plain (Page and Burr 1991).

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Nonindigenous Occurrences: This species was collected twice in 1991 from Birds Creek (a tributary of the Guadalupe River) in Dewitt County, Texas (Whiteside and Berkhouse 1992).

Means of Introduction: Unknown.

Status: Probably established in Texas.

Impact of Introduction: Unknown.

Remarks: Whiteside and Berkhouse (1992) concluded that the Texas stream population was reproducing based on the number of specimens captured (n = 36) and the range of sizes (14-48 mm).

References: (click for full references)

Etnier, D.A., and W.C. Starnes. 1993. The fishes of Tenneessee. University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, TN.

Hubbs, C., R.J. Edwards, and G.P. Garrett. 1991. An annotated checklist of freshwater fishes of Texas, with keys to identification of species. Texas Journal of Science 43(4):1-56.

Mettee, M.F., P.E. O'Neil, and J.M. Pierson. 1996. Fishes of Alabama and the Mobile basin. Oxmoor House, Inc, Birmingham, AL.

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.

Whiteside, B. G., and C. Berkhouse. 1992. Some new collection locations for six fish species. Texas Journal of Science 44(4):494.

Other Resources:
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Author: Fuller, P.

Revision Date: 10/17/2011

Peer Review Date: 4/1/2016

Citation Information:
Fuller, P., 2018, Fundulus chrysotus (Günther, 1866): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/factsheet.aspx?SpeciesID=684, Revision Date: 10/17/2011, Peer Review Date: 4/1/2016, Access Date: 1/16/2018

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