Blackstripe Topminnow – Fundulus notatus

Some quick pieces of information of interest to the fishing pursuit of this species gleaned from my copy of The Inland Fishes of Mississippi:

  • usually found in low gradient streams
  • forms small schools near the water surface
  • fairly tolerant of high temperatures and low oxygen levels
  • opportunistic surface predators
  • feeding activity is greatest during morning and evening
  • spawning occurs in late spring and summer
  • most fish live only one or two years
  • full grown fish average 53.7 mm
Additional Blackstripe Topminnow information and bibliography: Freshwater Fishes of Texas

These Blackstripe Topminnows were caught on Cibolo Creek, TX on April 4, 2012.  Notice the silver-white spot on top of the head.

 

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