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The Topminnows

The Topminnows

The Topminnows and Killifishes are typically found near shores of streams, in the backwaters, or in runs of small- to moderate-sized streams. Several species prefer water with dense vegetation. All species of Fundulus have an upturned, terminal mouth, which is an adaptation for feeding at the surface, although the Plains Killifish and Northern Studfish sometimes feed off the bottom. Spawning behavior varies among the species, but none of the Topminnows build nests or provide direct parental protection for the eggs…

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