Melanorivulus illuminatus  (Costa, 2007)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Rivulidae (Rivulines)
Etymology: illuminatus: From the Latin illuminatus, meaning illuminated, in reference to the bright blue color of male flank.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.9 - ?.   Tropical

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South America: swamp adjacent to córrego da Queixada, rio dos Bois drainage, rio Paraná basin in Brazil.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78126); 3.3 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 12 - 14; Vertebrae: 30 - 31. Differs from all other species of the subgenus Melanorivulus by the possession of six pelvic-fin rays. Can be diagnosed by the unique combination of the following characters: entire flank with longitudinal rows of red dots; head with reduced black pigmentation; presence of a longitudinally elongated white mark above caudal spot in females, vertically elongate spots on caudal fin, often forming bars; dorsal and anal fins in males rounded; caudal fin with 32-33 rays; scales in longitudinal series 33-35; scales in transverse series 8; dorsal-fin origin in vertical through base of 7th or 8th anal-fin ray; and tip of pelvic fin reaching between base of 1st and 3rd anal-fin rays in males (Ref. 78126).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in interconnected pools, about 30 cm deep, with clear water (Ref. 78126).

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

Costa, W.J.E.M., 2007. Rivulus illuminatus, a new killifish from the serra dos Caiapós, upper rio Paraná basin, Brazil (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 18(3):193-198. (Ref. 78126)

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 = 0.5000   [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) .