Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.0 - 7.1; dH range: ? - 3; non-migratory. Tropical; 25°C - 30°C (Ref. 2060)
South America: Jaguaribe and Mossoró River basins and adjacent coastal plains in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36579)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 19 - 24;
Vertebrae: 28 - 30. Caudal peduncle of female with black spots. Male's anal fin with gray to black distal stripe; unpaired fins dark bluish gray; basihyal broad, 70-95% in length; conspicuous contact organs on scales of body sides. Second pharyngobranchial teeth, 5-10. Dorsal-fin rays 21-25 in male, 15-20 in female; anal-fin rays 22-24 in male, 19-23 in female; caudal-fin rays 23-36, caudal fin subtruncate in male, rounded in female (Ref. 49550).
Bottom spawner, 4 months. Is very difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Costa, W.J.E.M., P.F. Amorim and J.L. Mattos, 2012. Species delimitation in annual killifishes from the Brazilian Caatinga, the Hypsolebias flavicaudatus complex (Cypriniformes: Rivulidae): implications for taxonomy and conservation. Systematics and Biodiversity 10(1):71-91. (Ref. 89836)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg 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=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this 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 (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .