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Sheepshead minnow

Cyprinodon variegatus

Lacepède, 1803

sheepshead minnow Species Photo


Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Cyprinodontidae
Alternate Names: sheephead minnow


Marine, brackish, freshwater

sheepshead minnow Region Map


Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Satilla, Ogeecheen and Savannah River basins.

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

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