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: mabura: Name refer to the Mabura Hill area in Guyana, where the new species occurs. A noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: currently known only from the type locality in central Guyana; a small stream belonging to the Essequibo River drainage at an altitude of 177 m asl, on the main track to Mahdia at the "10 miles" point from Mabura Hill, on the opposite side to the logging camp (Ref. 119333).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 119333)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11 - 12. Diagnosis: Male individuals of Laimosemion mabura are similar to those of L. dibaphus, and can be distinguished from all other congeners by possession of bluish black pigmentation on the caudal peduncle (vs. never this coloration); L. mabura is distinguished from L. dibaphus by possession of a yellowish (vs. light blue) pigmentation in the dorsal- and caudal-fin and dorsal-fin pattern having broad defined stripes (vs. dots); Laimosemion mabura further differs from L. dibaphus by pelvic fin short, posterior tip not reaching urogenital papilla (vs. long, tip reaching between base of 2nd and 3rd anal-fin rays in male, between urogenital papilla and base of 2nd anal-fin ray in female) and 25-27 (vs. 28-31) caudal-fin rays (Ref. 119333).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Valdesalici, S. and J.R. Gil-García, 2015. Laimosemion mabura, a new killifish from the Essequibo River drainage, Guyana (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae) Aqua Int. J. Ichthyol. 21(4):166-171 (Ref. 119333)
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
): 3.2 ±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) .