Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
South America: Cajari River drainage, lower Amazonas River basin in northeastern Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86530)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 16 - 17. Can be diagnosed from all congeners, except Rivulus igneus, by the presence of a dark greenish blue blotch on the upper portion of the opercle, and lower jaw, distal portion of anal fin and lower portion of caudal fin orange in males. Differs from Rivulus igneus by having fewer scales in the longitudinal and transverse series and by the presence of a black round spot on the upper portion of the caudal-fin base in females (Ref. 86530).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Costa, W.J.E.M. and A.C. De Luca, 2010. Rivulus cajariensis, a new killifish from the Guiana Shield of Brazil, eastern Amazon (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 21(4):353-358. (Ref. 86530)
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
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .