Re: NANFA-- RE: Farthest and highest

Christopher Scharpf (
Thu, 11 Mar 2004 21:46:16 -0400

> Now, what species dwells at a land-based lowest elevation that is accessible
> without any spelunking (cave or underwater spring requiring the use of Scuba
> gear) ?
> Would it be a Death Valley killifish?

I don't know for sure, but it's definitely not the Devils Hole pupfish,
which lives on a hill at Ash Meadows at 732 m.

I think the NA record belongs to the Salt Creek pupfish, Cyprinodon salinus,
at 75 m below sea level. The Cottonball Marsh pupfish, Cyprinodon milleri,
is close behind, at 73 m below sea level.

So, yes, BG, a Death Valley killie would be correct AFAIK.

Chris Scharpf
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