Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes
(Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Rivulidae
Etymology: bororo: The specific name bororo is a reference to the name of an indigenous tribe (Macro-Jê group) formerly inhabiting a vast region of the Paraguay basin in central Brazil.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Santana River drainage, upper Paraguay River basin in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76975); 2.2 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12 - 13;
Vertebrae: 30. Diagnosed from all other congeners of the subgenus Melanorivulus in possessing 2+1 mandibular neuromasts. Differs from all species of Melanorivulus, except Rivulus violaceus by its caudal peduncle in both sexes with dark purplish gray spots and humeral region in males with a bright greenish blue blotch. Can be separated from Rivulus violaceus by having fewer dorsal-fin rays 8-9 (vs. 10-11) and fewer anal-fin rays 11-13 (vs. 14-15). Additional characters helpful in the identification of this species include: scales in the longitudinal series 30-31; flank with close red dots, arranged in chevron-like series with the vertex on the mid-lateral line; and caudal fin in males with red bars (Ref. 76975).
Found mostly in a shallow swamp, about 10-20 cm deep, within a forest (Ref. 76975).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Costa, W.J.E.M., 2007. Rivulus bororo and R. paresi, two new killifishes from the upper Paraguay River basin, Brazil (Teleostei: Rivulidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 18(4):351-357. (Ref. 76975)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00479 (0.00199 - 0.01149), 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) .