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Simpsonichthys zonatus  (Costa & Brasil, 1990)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Rivulidae (Rivulines)
Etymology: zonatus: Specific name from the Latin 'zonatus' (with zones or bars), an allusion to the color pattern of the males (Ref. 26744).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; non-migratory.   Tropical; 20°C - 24°C (Ref. 13614)

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South America: São Francisco River basin, Brazil.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36579)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-17; Anal soft rays: 17 - 20. Males have four red bars on the sides of the head (the first one crossing the eye, the second one close to the posterior margin of the orbit, and two on the preopercular region) and black spots in the basal region of the dorsal fin. Males have anal fin base orange. Pelvic fin reduced (Ref. 26744).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits temporary puddle within remains of a gallery forest located in a farm (Ref. 26744). Bottom spawner, 3 months incubation. Is difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Costa, Wilson J.E.M. | Collaborators

Costa, W.J.E.M., 2003. Rivulidae (South American Annual Fishes). p. 526-548. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36579)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .