Laimosemion nicoi (Thomerson & Taphorn, 1992)
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Family:  Rivulidae (Rivulines)
Max. size:  3 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic, non-migratory
Distribution:  South America: Orinoco River basin in Venezuela.
Diagnosis:  Can be distinguished from all other described species of Rivulus in having elongated pectoral fins reaching to base of pelvic fins in both sexes, and in the combination of: dorsal and anal fin extending to or beyond base of caudal fin in both sexes, similar development of the rivulus spot in both sexes, elongated pelvic fins reaching beyond anal-fin origin in both sexes, and low number of scales in lateral series (26-29) (Ref. 26619).
Biology:  Inhabits small forest pools (Ref. 26619). Bottom spawner, 4 months incubation (Ref. 27139).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 21.05.98
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 22.10.12

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