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Simpsonichthys punctulatus  Costa & Brasil, 2007

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Rivulidae (Rivulines)
Etymology: punctulatus: From the Latin punctulatus, meaning with dots, in reference to the rows of blue dots on flank in males, a condition distinguishing this species from all other species of the subgenus Simpsonichthys..   More on author: Costa.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: temporary canals of the upper rio Paracatu drainage, rio São Francisco basin in Brazil.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58746); 2.4 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-19; Anal soft rays: 17 - 19; Vertebrae: 26 - 27. Differs from all other species of the subgenus Simpsonichthys by having longitudinal rows of light blue dots on flank in males (vs. absence) and a long filamentous ray on tip of dorsal fin in males, reaching the posterior position of caudal fin (vs. reaching basal portion of caudal fin). Can be differentiated from all congeners by the unique combination of the following characters: pelvic fin present (vs. absent), second pharyngobranchial teeth absent (vs. present), ventral process of posttemporal short (vs. long), 18-19 dorsal-fin rays in males and 14-15 in females (vs. 15-17 in males, 12-13 in females), long filamentous ray on tip of dorsal fin males (vs. filamentous rays short or absent), five alternating bright blue and pink to red bars on head side in males (vs. never a similar color pattern), pectoral fin pink with blue spots in males (vs. hyaline), and absence of black spots on dorsal fin in males (vs. presence of black spots on basal portion of dorsal fin). Caudal fin round (Ref. 58746).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits temporary canals at floodplains (Ref. 58746).

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Costa, W.J.E.M. and G.C. Brasil, 2007. Simpsonichthys punctulatus n. sp. - a new seasonal killifish (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae) from the upper rio São Francisco basin, central Brazil. Vertebr. Zool. 57(1):57-61. (Ref. 58746)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±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) .