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: paryagi: Named for Mr. Subhas Chand Paryag, from Georgetown, Guyana (co-collector of the new species and local helper during most of the expeditions in Guyana made by first and second author).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Guyana.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92084)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11 - 12. This species is a member of the L. breviceps species group given its relative small size, short snout length, bright coloration and relatively low number of scales (LL+C). It can be distinguished from its lowland close relatives (L. agilae, L. xiphidius, L. cladophorus, L. geayi, L. mahdiaensis) by having a deeper caudal peduncle, 14.1-17.3 % of SL (vs. 11.5-13.6 % of SL); from the remaining species in the group by having a rounded caudal fin (vs. spade-shaped in L. breviceps, L. gransabanae, L. torrenticola; lyre-shaped in L. lyricauda). The species' remarkable coloration of red blotches on a turquoise background on the flanks and in all unpaired fins in males (vs. absence of turquoise color and red blotches) is unique within the group (Ref. 92084).
Occurs in the dense vegetation of swamps, under rocks or between logs and leaf litter in cascading mountain creeks, usually in the wet leaf litter adjacent to small streams (Ref. 92084).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Vermeulen, F.B.M., W.H. Suijker and G.E. Collier, 2012. Laimosemion paryagi (Cyprinodontiformes: Aplocheiloidei: Rivulidae), a new species from the upper Mazaruni river drainage of Western Guyana. Aqua Int. J. Ichthyol. 18(4):181-190. (Ref. 92084)
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=0.00479 (0.00194 - 0.01180), 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
): 3.3 ±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) .