|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.