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Guatemalan Killifish Fundulopanchax gardneri.jpg
Guatemalan killifish (P. guatemalensis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Profundulidae
Hoedeman & Bronner, 1951
Genus: Profundulus
C. L. Hubbs, 1924

See text for species.

Profundulus is a genus of teleost fish endemic to Mexico, Guatemala and other countries of northern Central America.[1] It is the only genus in the family Profundulidae.


The currently recognized species in this genus are: [2][3]


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  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Profundulus in FishBase. October 2012 version.
  3. ^ a b Matamoros, W.A., Schaefer, J.F., Hernández, C.L. & Chakrabarty, P. (2012): Profundulus kreiseri, a new species of Profundulidae (Teleostei, Cyprinodontiformes) from northwestern Honduras. ZooKeys, 227: 49–62.
  • Hubbs, C. L. (1924) Studies of the fishes of the order Cyprinodontes. Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 13: 1-31, Pls. 1-4.
  • Nelson, Joseph, S. (2006). Fishes of the World. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN 0-471-25031-7.