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Rivulus formosensis  Costa, 2008

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Rivulidae (Rivulines)
Etymology: Rivulus: Latin, rivus = stream (Ref. 45335);  formosensis: The specific name formosensis alludes to the occurrence of the species in the Formoso river floodplains..   More on author: Costa.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.6 - ?.   Tropical

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South America: Formoso river floodplains, upper Corrente river drainage of the upper Paraná river basin in Brazil.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75995); 3.5 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal soft rays: 13 - 15; Vertebrae: 30. Diagnosed from all congeners by the presence of red marks on flank arranged in chevron-like pattern with a branching on the upper portion forming Y-shaped red marks in males. Additional characters not unique but useful to distinguish from all congeners when combined include: flank intense greenish blue, to purplish blue above anal-fin base in males; red marks on flank arranged in chevron-like pattern; sub-basal red stripe on the dorsal fin absent in males; absence of black reticulation on head in females; absence of orange pigmentation on caudal fin in females; 29-31 scales in the longitudinal series; frontal squamation E-patterned; 31-33 caudal-fin rays; pre-dorsal length 75.1-79.5% SL in males; and anal-fin base 20.6-23.0% SL in males; 18.2-20.0% SL in females (Ref. 75995).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits open areas highly exposed to sunlight (Ref. 75995).

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

Costa, W.J.E.M., 2008. Rivulus formosensis, a new aplocheiloid killifish from the upper Corrente River drainage, upper Paraná River basin, central Brazil (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 19(1):85-90. (Ref. 75995)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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 = 0.5010   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00479 (0.00199 - 0.01154), b=3.14 (2.93 - 3.35), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-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) .