Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes
(Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Anablepidae
(Four-eyed fishes, onesided livebearers & white-eye) > Anablepinae
Etymology: onca: From its color pattern, resembling the wild cat Pantera onca; noun in apposition.. More on author: Reis.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
South America: tributaries of the lower Rio Uruguai in Brazil and Uruguay.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 80013); 3.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10;
Vertebrae: 30. Having a large dorsal convex expansion at subdistal segments of right half of sixth anal-fin ray of adult males; distinct ovoid to circular dark spots confined to ventral half of flank posterior to pelvic fins; spots gradually more circular towards midventral line; predorsal scales 13-14; series of dashes or spots on body arranged in 6-8 irregular horizontal lines, consistent midlateral pattern absent; no swelling between the urogenital opening and anterior base of anal fin in females; no distinct dark rounded spot on the dorsal pectoral-fin base (Ref. 42933).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lucinda, P.H.F., R.E. Reis and R. Quevedo, 2002. Jenynsia onca, a new species of anablepid fish (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes) from southern Brazil and its phylogenetic position. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 13(1):33-40. (Ref. 42933)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00417 (0.00166 - 0.01047), b=3.14 (2.92 - 3.36), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±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 (13 of 100) .