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Family: Cyprinodontidae Pupfishes



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103 species
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North America
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Cualac tessellatus Miller, 1956

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Cualac tessellatus
[Checkered pupfish]



Central America
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Cubanichthys cubensis (Eigenmann, 1903)

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Cubanichthys cubensis
[Cuban killifish]



Central America
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Cubanichthys pengelleyi (Fowler, 1939)

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Cubanichthys pengelleyi
[Jamaican killifish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.3 cm SL

 
Cyprinodon albivelis
[Whitefin pupfish]



North America
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Cyprinodon alvarezi Miller, 1976

Photo by Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Cyprinodon alvarezi
[Potosi pupfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Cyprinodon arcuatus
[Santa Cruz pupfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 6 cm TL

 
Cyprinodon artifrons
[Yucatan pupfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4 cm TL

 
Cyprinodon atrorus
[Bolson pupfish]



Central America
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Cyprinodon beltrani Álvarez, 1949

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Cyprinodon beltrani
[Blackfin pupfish]



Central America
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Cyprinodon bifasciatus Miller, 1968

Photo by Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.
 
Cyprinodon bifasciatus
[Cuatro Cienegas pupfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Cyprinodon bobmilleri
[San Ignacio pupfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Cyprinodon bondi
[Hispaniola pupfish]



North America
Max. Length 5.6 cm TL
Cyprinodon bovinus Baird & Girard, 1853

Photo by Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Cyprinodon bovinus
[Leon Springs pupfish]



Central America
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL
Cyprinodon brontotheroides Martin & Wainwright, 2013

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Cyprinodon brontotheroides
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Cyprinodon ceciliae
[Villa Lopez pupfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4 cm TL

 
Cyprinodon dearborni
[]



Central America
Max. Length 3.1 cm SL
Cyprinodon desquamator Martin & Wainwright, 2013

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Cyprinodon desquamator
[]



North America
Max. Length 3 cm TL
Cyprinodon diabolis Wales, 1930

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Cyprinodon diabolis
[Devils Hole pupfish]



North America
Max. Length 6.2 cm TL
Cyprinodon elegans Baird & Girard, 1853

Photo by Photo by Sneegas, G.W.
 
Cyprinodon elegans
[Comanche Springs pupfish]



North America
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Cyprinodon eremus Miller & Fuiman, 1987

Photo by Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Cyprinodon eremus
[Sonoyta pupfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.9 cm SL

 
Cyprinodon esconditus
[Hidden pupfish]



North America
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Cyprinodon eximius Girard, 1859

Photo by Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Cyprinodon eximius
[Conchos pupfish]



Central America
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Cyprinodon fontinalis Smith & Miller, 1980

Photo by Photo by Brill, J.
 
Cyprinodon fontinalis
[Carbonera pupfish]



Central America
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Cyprinodon higuey Rodriguez & Smith, 1990

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Cyprinodon higuey
[]



North America
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Cyprinodon hubbsi Carr, 1936

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Cyprinodon hubbsi
[Lake Eustis minnow]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.5 cm TL

 
Cyprinodon inmemoriam
[Charco Azul pupfish]



Central America

Cyprinodon julimes De la Maza-Benignos & Vela-Valladares, 2009

Photo by Photo by De la Maza-Benignos, M.
 
Cyprinodon julimes
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Cyprinodon labiosus
[Thicklip pupfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 6 cm TL

 
Cyprinodon laciniatus
[Bahama pupfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.5 cm TL

 
Cyprinodon latifasciatus
[Parras pupfish]



Central America
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL
Cyprinodon longidorsalis Lozano-Vilano & Contreras-Balderas, 1993

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Cyprinodon longidorsalis
[La Palma pupfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Cyprinodon macrolepis
[Largescale pupfish]



North America
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Cyprinodon macularius Baird & Girard, 1853

Photo by Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Cyprinodon macularius
[Desert pupfish]



Central America
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Cyprinodon maya Humphries & Miller, 1981

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Cyprinodon maya
[Maya pupfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Cyprinodon meeki
[Mezquital pupfish]



Central America
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Cyprinodon nazas Miller, 1976

Photo by Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Cyprinodon nazas
[Nazas pupfish]



North America
Max. Length 7.8 cm TL
Cyprinodon nevadensis Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889

Photo by Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Cyprinodon nevadensis
[Amargosa pupfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Cyprinodon nichollsi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Cyprinodon pachycephalus
[Bighead pupfish]



North America
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Cyprinodon pecosensis Echelle & Echelle, 1978

Photo by Photo by Thomas, C.
 
Cyprinodon pecosensis
[Pecos pupfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Cyprinodon pisteri
[Palomas pupfish]



North America
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Cyprinodon radiosus Miller, 1948

Photo by Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Cyprinodon radiosus
[Owens pupfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Cyprinodon riverendi
[]



North America
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Cyprinodon rubrofluviatilis Fowler, 1916

Photo by Photo by Thomas, C.
 
Cyprinodon rubrofluviatilis
[Red River pupfish]



North America
Max. Length 7.8 cm TL
Cyprinodon salinus Miller, 1943

Photo by Photo by Brill, J.
 
Cyprinodon salinus
[Salt Creek pupfish]
No picture found


 
Cyprinodon salvadori
[Bocochi pupfish]



Central America
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL
Cyprinodon simus Humphries & Miller, 1981

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Cyprinodon simus
[Boxer pupfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Cyprinodon suavium
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Cyprinodon tularosa
[White Sands pupfish]



North and South America
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Cyprinodon variegatus Lacepède, 1803

Photo by Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Cyprinodon variegatus
[Sheepshead minnow]
No picture found

Max. Length 4 cm TL

 
Cyprinodon verecundus
[Largefin pupfish]



Central America
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Cyprinodon veronicae Lozano-Vilano & Contreras-Balderas, 1993

Photo by Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Cyprinodon veronicae
[Charco Palma pupfish]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Floridichthys carpio (Günther, 1866)

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Floridichthys carpio
[Goldspotted killifish]



North and Central America
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Floridichthys polyommus Hubbs, 1936

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Floridichthys polyommus
[Ocellated killifish]



Central America
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Garmanella pulchra Hubbs, 1936

Photo by Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Garmanella pulchra
[Yucatan flagfish]



North America
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Jordanella floridae Goode & Bean, 1879

Photo by Photo by Nilsson, K.
 
Jordanella floridae
[Flagfish]



Central America
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Megupsilon aporus Miller & Walters, 1972

Photo by Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Megupsilon aporus
[Catarina pupfish]



South America
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Orestias agassizii Valenciennes, 1846

Photo by Photo by Eakins, R.
 
Orestias agassizii
[]



South America
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Orestias albus Valenciennes, 1846

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Orestias albus
[]



South America
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Orestias ascotanensis Parenti, 1984

Photo by Photo by Damstra, E.S.
 
Orestias ascotanensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Orestias chungarensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Orestias crawfordi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Orestias ctenolepis
[]



South America
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Orestias cuvieri Valenciennes, 1846

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Orestias cuvieri
[Orestias]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Orestias elegans
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Orestias empyraeus
[]



South America
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Orestias forgeti Lauzanne, 1981

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Orestias forgeti
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Orestias frontosus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm TL

 
Orestias gilsoni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.0 cm

 
Orestias gloriae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Orestias gracilis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Orestias gymnota
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm TL

 
Orestias hardini
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.5 cm TL

 
Orestias imarpe
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.5 cm TL

 
Orestias incae
[]



South America
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Orestias ispi Lauzanne, 1981

Photo by Photo by Cruz, R.C.
 
Orestias ispi
[]



South America
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Orestias jussiei Valenciennes, 1846

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Orestias jussiei
[]
No picture found


 
Orestias lastarriae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Orestias laucaensis
[]



South America
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Orestias luteus Valenciennes, 1846

Photo by Photo by Cruz, R.C.
 
Orestias luteus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm TL

 
Orestias minimus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm TL

 
Orestias minutus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm TL

 
Orestias mooni
[]



South America
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL
Orestias mulleri Valenciennes, 1846

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Orestias mulleri
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Orestias multiporis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6 cm TL

 
Orestias mundus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.5 cm TL

 
Orestias olivaceus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.5 cm TL

 
Orestias parinacotensis
[]



South America
Max. Length 23.5 cm TL
Orestias pentlandii Valenciennes, 1846

Photo by Photo by Cruz, R.C.
 
Orestias pentlandii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.6 cm SL

 
Orestias piacotensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.5 cm TL

 
Orestias polonorum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Orestias puni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Orestias richersoni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Orestias robustus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Orestias silustani
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm TL

 
Orestias taquiri
[]



South America
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Orestias tchernavini Lauzanne, 1981

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Orestias tchernavini
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.5 cm TL

 
Orestias tomcooni
[]



South America
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Orestias tschudii Castelnau, 1855

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Orestias tschudii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm TL

 
Orestias tutini
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6 cm TL

 
Orestias uruni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.5 cm TL

 
Orestias ututo
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.5 cm SL

 
Pseudorestias lirimensis
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cualac tessellatus Checkered pupfish North America 8 TL 1956
Cubanichthys cubensis Cuban killifish Central America 8 TL 1903
Cubanichthys pengelleyi Jamaican killifish Central America 6 TL 1939
Cyprinodon albivelis Whitefin pupfish North America 5.3 SL 2002
Cyprinodon alvarezi Potosi pupfish North America 5 TL 1976
Cyprinodon arcuatus Santa Cruz pupfish North America 4.6 SL 2002
Cyprinodon artifrons Yucatan pupfish Central America 6 TL 1936
Cyprinodon atrorus Bolson pupfish Central America 4 TL 1968
Cyprinodon beltrani Blackfin pupfish Central America 5 TL 1949
Cyprinodon bifasciatus Cuatro Cienegas pupfish Central America 6 TL 1968
Cyprinodon bobmilleri San Ignacio pupfish North America 3.5 SL 1999
Cyprinodon bondi Hispaniola pupfish Central America 7 TL 1935
Cyprinodon bovinus Leon Springs pupfish North America 5.6 TL 1853
Cyprinodon brontotheroides Central America 3.6 SL 2013
Cyprinodon ceciliae Villa Lopez pupfish Central America 7 TL 1993
Cyprinodon dearborni South America 4 TL 1909
Cyprinodon desquamator Central America 3.1 SL 2013
Cyprinodon diabolis Devils Hole pupfish North America 3 TL 1930
Cyprinodon elegans Comanche Springs pupfish North America 6.2 TL 1853
Cyprinodon eremus Sonoyta pupfish North America 4 SL 1987
Cyprinodon esconditus Hidden pupfish Central America 3.9 SL 2002
Cyprinodon eximius Conchos pupfish North America 5 TL 1859
Cyprinodon fontinalis Carbonera pupfish Central America 6 TL 1980
Cyprinodon higuey Central America 4 TL 1990
Cyprinodon hubbsi Lake Eustis minnow North America 5 TL 1936
Cyprinodon inmemoriam Charco Azul pupfish Central America 7.5 TL 1993
Cyprinodon julimes Central America 2009
Cyprinodon labiosus Thicklip pupfish Central America 7 TL 1981
Cyprinodon laciniatus Bahama pupfish Central America 6 TL 1942
Cyprinodon latifasciatus Parras pupfish Central America 5.5 TL 1881
Cyprinodon longidorsalis La Palma pupfish Central America 5.1 SL 1993
Cyprinodon macrolepis Largescale pupfish Central America 5 TL 1976
Cyprinodon macularius Desert pupfish North America 5 TL 1853
Cyprinodon maya Maya pupfish Central America 10 TL 1981
Cyprinodon meeki Mezquital pupfish Central America 5 TL 1976
Cyprinodon nazas Nazas pupfish Central America 5 TL 1976
Cyprinodon nevadensis Amargosa pupfish North America 7.8 TL 1889
Cyprinodon nichollsi Central America 9 TL 1989
Cyprinodon pachycephalus Bighead pupfish Central America 5 TL 1986
Cyprinodon pecosensis Pecos pupfish North America 5 TL 1978
Cyprinodon pisteri Palomas pupfish North America 4.9 SL 2002
Cyprinodon radiosus Owens pupfish North America 4 TL 1948
Cyprinodon riverendi North and Central America 7 TL 1860
Cyprinodon rubrofluviatilis Red River pupfish North America 6 TL 1916
Cyprinodon salinus Salt Creek pupfish North America 7.8 TL 1943
Cyprinodon salvadori Bocochi pupfish North America 2002
Cyprinodon simus Boxer pupfish Central America 4.5 TL 1981
Cyprinodon suavium North America 4.6 SL 2005
Cyprinodon tularosa White Sands pupfish North America 5 TL 1975
Cyprinodon variegatus Sheepshead minnow North and South America 9 TL 1803
Cyprinodon verecundus Largefin pupfish Central America 4 TL 1984
Cyprinodon veronicae Charco Palma pupfish Central America 5.5 TL 1993
Floridichthys carpio Goldspotted killifish Western Central Atlantic 8 TL 1866
Floridichthys polyommus Ocellated killifish North and Central America 11 TL 1936
Garmanella pulchra Yucatan flagfish Central America 4 TL 1936
Jordanella floridae Flagfish North America 6 TL 1879
Megupsilon aporus Catarina pupfish Central America 4 TL 1972
Orestias agassizii South America 7 TL 1846
Orestias albus South America 18 TL 1846
Orestias ascotanensis South America 7.5 TL 1984
Orestias chungarensis South America 7 TL 1987
Orestias crawfordi South America 8 TL 1944
Orestias ctenolepis South America 8 TL 1984
Orestias cuvieri Orestias South America 27 TL 1846
Orestias elegans South America 10 TL 1895
Orestias empyraeus South America 10 TL 1942
Orestias forgeti South America 12 TL 1981
Orestias frontosus South America 15 TL 1876
Orestias gilsoni South America 4.5 TL 1944
Orestias gloriae South America 7.0 2012
Orestias gracilis South America 5 TL 1984
Orestias gymnota South America 8 TL 1984
Orestias hardini South America 4.5 TL 1984
Orestias imarpe South America 7.5 TL 1984
Orestias incae South America 6.5 TL 1895
Orestias ispi South America 9 TL 1981
Orestias jussiei South America 8.5 TL 1846
Orestias lastarriae South America 1876
Orestias laucaensis South America 11 TL 1982
Orestias luteus South America 17 TL 1846
Orestias minimus South America 3.5 TL 1944
Orestias minutus South America 3.5 TL 1944
Orestias mooni South America 4.5 TL 1944
Orestias mulleri South America 4.5 TL 1846
Orestias multiporis South America 10 TL 1984
Orestias mundus South America 6 TL 1984
Orestias olivaceus South America 7.5 TL 1895
Orestias parinacotensis South America 8.5 TL 1982
Orestias pentlandii South America 23.5 TL 1846
Orestias piacotensis South America 6.6 SL 2006
Orestias polonorum South America 14.5 TL 1944
Orestias puni South America 15 TL 1944
Orestias richersoni South America 10 TL 1984
Orestias robustus South America 7 TL 1984
Orestias silustani South America 10 TL 1942
Orestias taquiri South America 3.5 TL 1944
Orestias tchernavini South America 6 TL 1981
Orestias tomcooni South America 6.5 TL 1984
Orestias tschudii South America 20 TL 1855
Orestias tutini South America 4.5 TL 1944
Orestias uruni South America 6 TL 1944
Orestias ututo South America 5.5 TL 1984
Pseudorestias lirimensis South America 7.5 SL 2017



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