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: luxata: The name 'luxata' is derived from the Latin, meaning dislocate, in reference to the diagnostic character of the species herein described, the separate pelvic bones.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Río Tajamar or río Cajón basin and small flooded pools not connected but near to río Urueña basin in Argentina.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94152)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10;
Vertebrae: 28 - 30. This species is distinguished from all congeners by the medial processes of left and
right pelvic bones relatively reduced, not overlapping each other at ventral midline. It can be further diagnosed by the following combination of characters: four to six regular rows of small
circular spots of dark brown chromatophores on body side, more apparent along caudal peduncle; absence of a swelling between the urogenital opening and the anterior base of the anal fin in females; 12-16 predorsal scales; absence of a large dorsal convex expansion at subdistal segments of right half of sixth anal-fin ray of adult males; eye diameter of females 26.1-33.1% HL; and absence of a distinct rounded spot on dorsal pectoral-fin base (Ref. 94152).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Aguilera, G., J.M. Mirande, P.A. Calviño and L.P. Lobo, 2013. Jenynsia luxata, a new species from Northwestern Argentina, with additional observations of J. maculata Regan and phylogeny of the genus (Cyprinodontiformes: Anablepidae). Neotrop. Ichthyol. 11(3):565-575. (Ref. 94152)
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
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01175 (0.00512 - 0.02696), b=3.08 (2.88 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, 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 (14 of 100) .