Inhabits heavily vegetated standing to slow-flowing fresh and brackish water. Feeds on worms, crustaceans and plant matter (Ref. 7020). A truly viviparous fish (Ref. 45952).
- Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr 1991 A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 432 p. (Ref. 5723) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=5723&speccode=2590