Title: Find me in the slough!
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Title: Find me in the slough!
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FIND ME IN THE SLOUGH!






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Mosquitofish (Gambusi holbrooki)
Light olive color
Black blotched individuals common in FL
Dorsal and caudal fins have I 3 rows of black spots
Attracted to disturbance, often found at surface in groups
Upturned mouth, Length: To 2 1/2 (6.5 cm)

Sailfin molly (Pocilia latipinna)
Huge sail-like dorsal fin on male
Yellow chest
5 faintly spotted horizontal lines on body
Upturned mouth, Length: To 6" (15 cm)

Least Killifish (Heterandria formosa)
One of North America's smallest fish
Dorsal and anal fins have black spot
Body has lateral bands with crossbars W P
Upturned mouth, Length: To 1/2" (3.6 cm)

Bluefin Killifish (Lcania goodei)
Olive colored with black lateral stripe
Large males dorsal and anal fins are bright iridescent
blue, or red, or one is blue and one is red; all with black
band at base of dorsal and anal fins
Males tails are red at the base
Upturned mouth, Length: To 2" (5 cm)

Marsh Killifish (Fundulus eonflnentas)
Striped vertically; females are light with dark bars,
males are dark with light bars
Females have a black spot on rear of dorsal fin
Upturned mouth, Length: To 2 1/2" (6.5 cm)

Golden Topminnow (Ennduls chrsotus)
Has gold speckles (flecks) on sides
Large male has 8 11 faint vertical
green bars and orange spots on side
Upturned mouth, Length: To 3" (7.5 cm)

Flagfish (Jrdanella floridae)
Flat, rounded body
Females and juveniles have large dark central spot on side
and have dark spot on rear of dorsal fin
Males have iridescent blue scales, no dark spots on sides
or on dorsal fin
Length: To 2 1/2" (6.5 cm)

Grass or Glass Shrimp (Palaemonetes paludo)su)
Also called prawns
Thin, almost transparent
Shape resembles salt-water shrimp

Crayfish (Procambars alleni)
Have 5 pairs of legs, first pair of legs is armed with claws
Shape resembles lobsters
Swim backwards
Burrow during dry season, leave mud balls at entrance
to burrow




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Dragonfly Naiads
- Dull colored, slow moving, large and chunky
- Lip is scooplike
- Three short gills at tip of abdomen
- Predaceous on other insects, tadpoles and fishes


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Mayfly Nymphs
- Small heads
- Three tail flaps, long and featherlike
- Feeds on small aquatic organisms and
organic debris

Predaceous Diving Beetles
- Brownish black, elongate oval shape
- Antennae threadlike
- Move hind legs in unison when swimming
- Highly predaceous, eating small animals including fish
- Larvae called water tigers, look like dragonfly naiads

Water Striders
- Black, slender body
- Front legs short, other legs long and slender
- Usually found running about on water surface
- Feed on small insects

Whirligig Beetles
- Black, rarely dark metallic green
- Front legs long and slender, other legs very short
- Eyes divided into two parts, can see above and
below water at same time
Swim in a whirling, circling motion on water
surface

Mosquito Larvae
- Commonly called wrigglers, appear hairy
- Filter feeders filter detritus, microscopic organisms,
bacteria and fungi
Two subfamilies have breathing tube at
posterior end of body
One subfamily lacks a breathing tube and
spends much of the time at water's surface

Apple Snail
- Brown to grey colored, spiraled shell
- Omnivore eats periphyton
- Has door, operculum, for protection

Ramshorn Snail
- Brown, coiled shell; white when dead
- Herbivore eats periphyton


Bladderwort (Utricularia sp.)
- Free floating plant
- Small modified leaves (bladders) trap insects,
water fleas, crustaceans, daphnia, copepods
Flowers yellow or purple

Bacopa (Bavopa caroliniana)
Stems creeping or floating, often submerged
Leaves rounded; 1 2.5 cm, 5 9 nerved
Aromatic smell,
Flowers small, blue, rarely seen


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