Gulf Killifish

Coastal Habitats


Gulf Killifish

Gulf Killifish

Fundulus grandis

Other names: mud minnow

Description: Killifish, or mud minnows, are a group of little fish about as long as a child's hand. Unlike most fish, killifish can live in water ranging from fresh to extremely salty. They prowl the shallows of coastal rivers, marshes and bays feeding on small animals that live on the bottom.

Habitat/Habit: Most commonly found in backwater, grassy tidal areas.

Fishing tips: Fish using minnow traps with crushed crab or bread; set around backwater grassy areas and along grassy tidal ditches. These fish are popular as live bait.

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