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Genus: Floridichthys, Killifishes


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body barred, no stripes
D 11-12
teeth - 3 points
pectoral 16-21
slightly enlarged scale behind operculum

FLORIDICHTHYS

KILLIFISHES

Body moderately deep and chubby; head flattened; snout short and blunt; front nostril not tubular; covering of eye not continuous with skin of head; mouth wide, oblique, at front, protrusible; 6 pores under chin; teeth 3-pointed; 1 dorsal fin short based, 11-12 rays, at mid-body, its origin well before anal fin origin; anal fin with all rays branched, 8-13; pectoral fin short, 16-18 rays, low on side; pelvics small, 6-7 rays, on belly well behind pectoral base; tail fin bluntly rounded; body with large, smooth scales; head scaly; one wide scale across entire snout, with naked strip before that; scales before pelvics large and regularly positioned, 17 or fewer; no enlarged scale just behind upper corner of operculum; lateral line reduced to a series of pits along side of body; body barred, no stripes.

The genus contains 2 species that range from southern Florida to the Yucatan.