Spring pygmy sunfish

The Spring pygmy sunfish lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

The spring pygmy sunfish � about one-inch long when mature � is found only in two locations, both in Limestone County, according to the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Some inhabit the Beaverdam Creek watershed, which drains into Wheeler Reservoir. Others inhabit Pryor Spring. More

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DISTRIBUTION: The spring pygmy sunfish is endemic to the Tennessee River drainage in Alabama. Early collections recorded the species at Cave Spring, Lauderdale County, in 1937 and Pryor Spring, Limestone County, in 1941. More

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Common names

spring pygmy sunfish in English

Order : Perciformes
Family : Elassomatidae
Genus : Elassoma
Species : Elassoma alabamae
Authority : Mayden, 1993