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CYPRINODON (PUPFISH) – CARIBBEAN BASIN & CENTRAL AMERICA
Scientific name: Cyprinodon   Family: Cyprinodontidae    Class: Actinopterygii     Phylum: Chordata    Order: Cyprinodontiformes
 

Pupfish (Cyprinodon species are found throughout North America inhabiting extreme desert conditions to brackish water coastal regions.  There are a number of Cyprinodon species on the many islands in the Caribbean as well as a few species found in Central America.  The majority of Cyprinodon are considered endangered and at least one species is extinct in the wild, but still maintained in the home aquaria.

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