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Amblyopsis rosae (Ozark cavefish)

Synonyms: Troglichthys rosae; Typhlichthys rosae
Language: Danish; Mandarin Chinese

Wikipedia Abstract

The Ozark cavefish, Amblyopsis rosae, is a small subterranean freshwater fish native to the United States. It has been listed as a threatened species in the US since 1984; the IUCN lists the species as Vulnerable. It is listed as endangered by the Missouri Department of Conservation.
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Adult Length [1]  2.362 inches (6 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  On/In self
Litter Size [1]  70
Maximum Longevity [1]  10 years
Migration [2]  Potamodromous
Diet [2]  Carnivore
Female Maturity [1]  4 years

Prey / Diet

Amblyopsis rosae (Ozark cavefish)[3]


Amblyopsis rosae (Ozark cavefish)[3]

Range Map


America, North - Inland waters; Arkansas; Nearctic; North America: Springfield Plateau in southwestern Missouri, northeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas (Arkansas and upper White River drainages), USA.; USA (contiguous states);

External References



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.
2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
3Jorrit 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.
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