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Synonyms for topminnow

small usually brightly-colored viviparous surface-feeding fishes of fresh or brackish warm waters

freshwater fish of Central America having a long swordlike tail

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Factors resulting in decline of the endangered Sonoran topminnow Poeciliopsis occidentalis (Atheriniformes: Poeciliidae) in the United States.
Status and distribution of three rare Illinois fishes: blacktail shiner (Cyprinella venusta), northern starhead topminnow (Fundulus dispar), and cypress darter (Etheostoma proeliare).
Low variation but strong population structure in mitochondrial control region of the plains topminnow, Fundulus sciadicus.
This study documents a new county record and the first time the golden topminnow has been reported from the Saline River.
rufipunctatus), Gila topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis), Tarahumara frog (Lithobates tarahumarae), lowland leopard frog (Lithobates yavapaiensis), and Chiricahua leopard frog.
Among these species are the masked bobwhite (Colinus virginianus ridgwayi), cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl (Glaucidium brasilianum cactorum), Sonoran pronghorn (Antilocapra americana sonoriensis), Mexican and narrow-headed gartersnakes (Thamnophis eques and T rufipunctatus), Gila topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis), Tarahumara frog (Lithobates tarahumarae), lowland leopard frog (Lithobates yavapaiensis), and Chiricahua leopard frog.
Aphanius dispar (Ruppell), 1828 (Common name: Dispar topminnow)
(6) In Arizona, ESA consultations for NPDES permits related to real estate development have resulted in the preservation of thousands of acres of habitat for the endangered cactus ferruginous pygmy owl (Glaucidium brazilianum cactorum) in northwest Tucson, as well as measures providing protection for other listed species, including Pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha scheeri war robustispina), razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus), Gila topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidental), and southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus).
The least killifish, Heterandria formosa, is a small, live-bearing topminnow in the Poeciliid family.
Students built three ponds to raise rare Chiricahua leopard frogs and endangered fishes, Yaqui chub and Gila topminnow. After winning an environmental award for their project, students used the prize money to build similar ponds at four other schools in their district.
In the paper entitled, "MHC variation in the endangered Gila topminnow," by P.
Among the more abundant species ([greater than]40 individuals collected), three (blackbanded sunfish, bluespotted sunfish, and lined topminnow) occurred almost exclusively in active or abandoned ponds, and one (sawcheek darter) occurred exclusively in streams that were or had been previously impounded by beavers.
Some of the threatened species that depend on the region's habitats include the ocelot, jaguarundi (a wildcat), Mexican gray wolf, Mexican spotted owl, masked bobwhite quail, Sonoran antelope, Yaqui catfish, chub, and topminnow.
The blackspotted topminnow Fundulus olivaceus and bluntnose minnow Pimephales notatus were significant indicators of perennial flow in both 2012 and 2013 (Table 4).