Cubanichthys pengelleyi (Fowler, 1939)
Jamaican killifish
photo by Terceira, A.C.

Family:  Cyprinodontidae (Pupfishes), subfamily: Cubanichthyinae
Max. size:  6 cm TL (male/unsexed); 5 cm NG (female)
Environment:  demersal; pH range: 7.19999980926514 - 8; dH range: 6 - 15
Distribution:  Central America: Jamaica.
Biology:  Inhabits shallow (1.5 m), crystal clear waters (pH 8.2) with a bottom of sand and some soft patches of silt. Hides among submerged and floating aquatic vegetation. Feeds on damselfly and dragonfly nymphs, other aquatic larvae, ostracods, copepods and snails. Eggs measure 1.2-1.4 mm in diameter and hatch in about 9 days (Ref. 13498). Not a seasonal killifish. Is difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 21.10.97
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 03.12.08

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