Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes
(Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Goodeidae
(Splitfins) > Empetrichthyinae
Etymology: Crenichthys: Latin, crenulatus = cut, clipped + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; non-migratory. Subtropical; 20°C - 30°C (Ref. 12468); 41°N - 37°N
North America: White River system in Nevada, USA. Five subspecies were recognized: Crenichthys baileyi albivallis in Preston Big and nearby springs; Crenichthys baileyi thermophilus in Mormon and nearby springs; Crenichthys baileyi grandis in Hiko and Crystal springs; Crenichthys baileyi moapae in headwater springs of Moapa River; and Crenichthys baileyi baileyi in Ash Spring.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86798); common length : 3.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193)
Inhabits warm springs and their effluents (Ref. 86798). Not a seasonal killifish. Is difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 2011. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 663p. (Ref. 86798)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.0 ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec=17).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .