Ozark cavefish

The Ozark cavefish is pinkish-white and reaches a maximum length of two inches .

The Ozark cavefish lives in the demersal, potamodromous, freshwater environment.

The Ozark cavefish, Amblyopsis rosae, is a small subterranean freshwater fish native to the United States. It has been listed as a threatened species in the United States since 1984, the IUCN lists the species as vulnerable. More

The Ozark cavefish is a small, colorless, blind fish that lives its entire life in springs, cave streams, and underground waters. It is well adapted to the cave environment. More

The Ozark Cavefish National Wildlife Refuge is a 40 acre (0.16 km²) National Wildlife Refuge located in Lawrence County, Missouri, twenty miles (32 km) west of Springfield. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service acquired the land in 1991 to protect the endangered Ozark Cavefish. More

The historic range of the Ozark cavefish included 24 Ozark Mountain caves in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. That range has shrunk to 21 caves, including seven in northwest Arkansas. A very low reproductive rate is one reason for their rarity. More

Ozark Cavefish (Amblyopsis rosea) - Photo of the Ozark cavefish. The Ozark cavefish is a threatened species. Threatened species are animals and plants that are likely to become endangered in the foreseeable future. More

Ozark Cavefish (Amblyopsis rosae) Status: Threatened (49 FR 43965; November 1, 1984). Critical habitat has not been designated. Description: The Ozark cavefish is pinkish-white and reaches a maximum length of two inches (5 cm). More

Ozark Cavefish in Missouri - General Description - line drawing of ozark cavefishThe Ozark cavefish, Amblyopsis rosae, is a sensitive indicator of habitat and water quality. More

Ozark cavefish (Amblyopsis rosae) - Kingdom: Animalia Class: Actinopterygii Order: Percopsiformes Family: Amblyopsidae Listing Status: Quick links:Federal RegisterRecoveryCritical HabitatConservation PlansPetitionsLife HistoryOther Resources Lead Region: Southeast Region (Region 4) More

The more rare cavefish is the Ozark cavefish, Amblyopsis rosae. This fish lives in the limestone aquifer under the Springfield plateau, with its range extending into Arkansas and Oklahoma. This fish is classed as federally threatened, an official status giving it legal protection. More

Ozark Cavefishaka: Amblyopsis rosae The Ozark cavefish (Amblyopsis rosae) is found in the Springfield Plateau of the Ozark Mountains. More

Ozark Cavefish NWR is located twenty miles west of Springfield in Lawrence County, MO. Turnback Creek cave spring is located on this property. This spring is the outlet of an underground stream known to contain a population of endangered blind cavefish. More

The Ozark cavefish is a true cave-dwelling species in all of its features. It is a tiny fish, growing only to 5 centimeters (2 in) in length. It has an elongated, flattened head, and a projecting lower jaw. More

Also, the largest Ozark cavefish populations occur in caves used by the endangered gray bat (Myotis grisescens) and where the bat guano forms the cave's primary energy source. Therefore, some believe that the decline of the gray bat has also affected this fish species status. More

The Ozark cavefish is a mysterious creature which is rarely seen. Little is known about its behavior or life history. This fish makes its home in the caves of the limestone formations of the Ozark Mountains. More

Ozark cavefish have been located in the past and to identify potential locations where surveys might be made,” said Beckman. More

TAXONOMY REFERENCES - COMMENTS ON TAXONOMY - Ozark Cavefish Amblyopsis rosae (Eigenmann, 1898) KINGDOM: Animal GROUP: Fish PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Osteichthyes ORDER: Percopsiformes FAMILY: Amblyopsidae The Ozark cavefish, Amblyopsis rosae (Eigenmann), is a member of the family Amblyopsidae, a small group of North American fishes which show More

The Ozark cavefish is pinkish-white and reaches a maximum length of two inches (5 cm). The head is flattened, and it has a slightly protruding lower jaw. The fish has no pelvic fin; the dorsal and anal fins are farther back than on most fish. More

History of Ozark Cavefish, Amblyopsis rosae, in Logan Cave, Arkansas." Environmental Biology of Fishes 62(2001): 97–105. Boltz, J. M., and J. R. Stauffer. "Systematics of Aphredoderus sayanus (Teleostei, Aphredoderidae)." Copeia 1993, no. 1(1993): 81–98. Boschung, Herbert T. More

Common names

Ozark cavefish in English
Ozark-hulefisk in Danish (dansk)
奥萨克洞鲈 in Mandarin Chinese
奧薩克洞鱸 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Percopsiformes
Family : Amblyopsidae
Genus : Amblyopsis
Species : Amblyopsis rosae
Authority : Eigenmann, 1898