Re: NANFA-- pygmy gamefish

Bruce Stallsmith (
Tue, 08 Feb 2000 12:10:44 EST

North American killifish are either Fundulidae or Cyprinodontidae under
current usage, which will probably continue as is at that taxonomic level.
Go south, and you find the Rivulidae and (I think) the Profundulidae;
further south, the various Pterolebias, Cynolebias/Simpsonichthys et al.
groups about which I'm hazier at the family level without looking it up.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL
"where the fundulids roam at will"

>I was aware that the Cyprinodontidae had been split but not that they had
>been widely separated in terms of their relationship to each other. all I
>knew was that they had been split into the Fundulidae and Cyprinodontidae.
>they have a bunch of intervening groups of fish placed between them which
>they are supposed to be more related to than to each other?

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