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: Rivulus: Latin, rivus = stream (Ref. 45335); azurescens: The specific name alludes to the iridescent reflecting 'azure blue' color on the sides in males and in a lesser degree also in females.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.8 - ?. Tropical; 20°C - ? (Ref. 95022)
South America: Colombia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95022)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Inhabits a steep mountain creek under primary forest canopy with clear swift running water,
stony cascading profile, no aquatic vegetation, temperature 20 °C at 19.45 hours and pH 5.8 (Ref. 95022).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Vermeulen, F.B.M., 2013. Four new species of Rivulus Poey, 1860, subgenus Cynodonichthys Meek, 1904 (Teleostei: Cyprinidontiformes: Rivulidae) from the Magdalena River Basin, Central Colombia, including notes on Rivulus (Cynodonichthys) elegans Steindachner, 1880. pp. 42-63. In J.H. Huber. Killi-data series. 2013 Edition. France: Paris, 64 p. (Ref. 95022)
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
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00415 - 0.02523), b=3.05 (2.83 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-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) .