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Lucania goodei
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Lucania goodei
Taxonomic Group: Fishes


The Bluefin Killifish (Lucania goodei) is a small, primarily freshwater fish that can survive in brackish and marine waters. It is native to the Florida peninsula from the Georgia border to the tip of Florida, and west on the Panhandle to the Choctawhatchee River. Introduced populations have been reported from fresh and brackish waters in North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and California. No ecological impacts have been reported so far in the introduced populations.

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Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
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