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: Austrolebias: Composed from Austro = the south + see under Lebias; nigrofasciatus: From the Latin nigrum for black and fasciatus meaning with stripes, in reference to the color pattern of the male specimens of this species (Ref. 44045). More on author: Costa.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; non-migratory. Tropical
South America: inner drainages between laguna dos Patos and lagoa Mirim, southern Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96654); max. published weight: 2.60 g (Ref. 96654)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 18 - 26;
Vertebrae: 27 - 30. Two apomorphic color patterns, body bright gray with dark gray to black stripes in males (versus light gray or no stripes) and a vertically paired black blotch on caudal peduncle of juveniles and females (versus small spots irregularly arranged, or a single round dorsally positioned spot, or no spots on caudal peduncle). Males with light blue stripes parallel to rays on the basal half of unpaired fins and a black blotch anteriorly bordered by a narrow blue line on posterior portion of dorsal and anal fins. Scales on longitudinal series 26-28, supraorbital neuromasts 16-19, pharyngobranchial teeth 2-5. Dorsal fin origin anterior to anal fin origin in females. Caudal fin rounded.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Costa, W.J.E.M. and M.M. Cheffe, 2001. Three new annual fishes of the genus Austrolebias from the Laguna dos patos system, southern Brazil, and a rediscription of A. adloffi (AHL) (Cyprinodontiformes: rivulidae). Comun. Mus. Ciênc. Tecnol. PUCRS, Sér. Zool. Porto Alegre 14(2):179-200. (Ref. 44045)
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=0.00977 (0.00548 - 0.01741), b=3.20 (3.04 - 3.36), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (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 (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .