Fundulus cf. grandis BOLD:AAD9697 — Details

Banded Killifish - Lake Phelps Population learn more about names for this taxon

Overview

Distribution

endemic to a single state or province

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National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

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Global Range: Phelps Lake, Washington County, North Carolina, where probably introduced via bait bucket.

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat Type: Freshwater

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Migration

Non-Migrant: No. All populations of this species make significant seasonal migrations.

Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make local extended movements (generally less than 200 km) at particular times of the year (e.g., to breeding or wintering grounds, to hibernation sites).

Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make annual migrations of over 200 km.

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Population Biology

Number of Occurrences

Note: For many non-migratory species, occurrences are roughly equivalent to populations.

Estimated Number of Occurrences: 1 - 5

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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N1 - Critically Imperiled

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled

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Threats

Comments: Phelps Lake population is threatened by excessive nutrient inputs and peat mining;

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Names and Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Comments: The Lake Phelps population was originally believed to represent F. waccamensis, but it now appears to be more closely related to F. diaphanus, of which it may be a subspecies. Further taxonomic study is needed.

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