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: paresi: The specific name paresi refers to the name of an indigenous tribe (Aruák group) formerly inhabiting the Parecis Hills in central Brazil.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: swampy floodplains of stream tributary to Sepotuba River, upper Paraguay River basin in central Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.6 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 76975); 2.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12 - 14;
Vertebrae: 29 - 30. Distinguished from all other species of the subgenus Melanorivulus in having small white spots forming a reticulate pattern on the dorsal fin and the basal part of the anal fin, and forming narrow bars on the caudal fin in males, and a narrow basihyal, width about 35% of the basihyal length. Can be diagnosed from all congeners by the unique combination of the following characters: entire flank with a continuous mid-lateral dark gray stripe; scales in 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 in a shallow (about 10 cm deep), slightly inclined swamp with slow water current, in open vegetation area (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) .