Re: NANFA-- fish families question

Bruce Stallsmith (
Wed, 08 Dec 1999 12:16:43 EST

>Which families also have representatives in marine waters, but no other
>freshwater ones other than those in the US and Canada?

One family meeting the last criterion would be the Fundulidae, the genera
Fundulus and Lucania. _Fundulus bermudae_ is found in Bermuda, usually in
salt or brackish waters but can, like others in the group, adapt well to
fresh water. _F. parvipinnis_ and another _Fundulus_ (my memory wanes) are
found in southern California and Baja California, variously in salt or
hyper-salty waters.

Speaking of which, the Bermuda aquarium society has a web page with a
hilarious account of collecting _F. bermudae_. I don't have the URL at hand,
but you find a link to it in the AKA page.

--Bruce Stallsmith
still in Huntsville, AL

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