Amblyopsidae

 Family Amblyopsidae

Description

The family Amblyopsidae consists of 5 genera and 7 species, one of which is found in North Carolina. In North Carolina the one extant genus and species, the swampfish, Chologaster cornuta, can be found in swampy, cool, and vegetated backwaters.  Rarely reaching 2 inches, with a preference for hiding amongst tree roots, this nocturnal fish is usually not caught by anything but dipnets.  

Chologaster cornuta Swampfish Range Map

Gallery

Swampfish - Chologaster cornuta
Swampfish – Chologaster cornuta

 

Swampfish - Chologaster cornuta
Swampfish – Chologaster cornuta

Amblyopsidae

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