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Re: American Flagflish

     >With all of the Flagfish discussion going on I decided to look it up. 
     >Was listed in one reference in the 'Toothed Carp' family.  One LFS 
     >guy told me it was a Cichlid.  An APDer called it a Killiefish.  
     >Anyone care to clear this up?
     The flagfish, Jordanella floridae, belongs to the family 
     Cyprinodontidae, which is the killifish family.  The family Cyprinidae 
     contains carps and minnows, and the similar family name may have 
     caused some confusion.  Cichlids and flagfish are not even closely 
     related--they belong to different Orders (Perciformes and 
     Atheriniformes, respectively).