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Fundulus parvipinnis (California killifish)

Synonyms: Fundulus brevis; Fundulus parvipinnis brevis
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Wikipedia Abstract

The California killifish, Fundulus parvipinnis, is a type of killifish (Fundulidae) found along the coast of southern California and Baja California.Like the other members of the family, California killifish are small, no more than about 11 cm in length. The body is rather thick and oblong in shape, with almost no narrowing of the caudal peduncle, and a squarish tail fin. The pelvic fins are small, while the anal fin is long, with 11-13 rays.
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Maximum Longevity [1]  3 years


Prey / Diet

Catatropis johnstoni[2]
Himasthla rhigedana[2]
Parorchis acanthus[2]


Ardea alba (Great Egret)[3]
Ardea herodias (Great Blue Heron)[3]
Butorides virescens (Green Heron)[3]
Egretta thula (Snowy Egret)[3]
Gillichthys mirabilis (Longjaw mudsucker)[3]
Leptocottus armatus (Cabezon)[3]
Megaceryle alcyon (Belted Kingfisher)[3]
Nycticorax nycticorax (Black-crowned Night-Heron)[3]
Paralabrax maculatofasciatus (Spotted sand bass)[4]
Rallus longirostris levipes (Light-footed Clapper Rail)[3]


Parasitized by 
Ascocotyle diminuta[2]
Ascocotyle sexidigita[5]
Elthusa californica[2]
Euhaplorchis californiensis[5]
Mesostephanus appendiculatus[2]
Phocitremoides ovale[2]
Pygidiopsoides spindalis[2]
Renicola buchanani[2]
Renicola cerithidicola[2]
Stictodora hancocki[2]


California Current; Eastern Pacific: Morro Bay, California, USA to Bahía Magdalena, Baja California, Mexico.; Mexico; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; USA (contiguous states);



Attributes / relations provided by 1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495. 2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 3Lafferty, K. D., R. F. Hechinger, J. C. Shaw, K. L. Whitney and A. M. Kuris (in press) Food webs and parasites in a salt marsh ecosystem. In Disease ecology: community structure and pathogen dynamics (eds S. Collinge and C. Ray). Oxford University Press, Oxford. 4THE FEEDING HABITS OF SPOTTED SAND BASS (PARALABRAX MACULATOFASCIATUS) IN PUNTA BANDA ESTUARY, ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO, MANUEL MENDOZA-CARRANZA AND JORGE A. ROSALES-CASIÁN, CalCOFl Rep., Vol. 41, 2000, p. 194-200 5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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