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Wild About Illinois Fishes!

Family Fundulidae - Topminnow Family

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Fundulidae - Often found swimming near the surface, these fishes are easy to observe. Topminnows are small fishes with large eyes, a flattened head and back, upturned mouth, one dorsal fin far back on the body and no lateral line.