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: jurubatibensis: Named for its type locality, in Parque Nacional de Jurubatiba.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - 1.8 cm
Max length : 2.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78703); 2.6 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12 - 13;
Vertebrae: 31 - 32. This species is distinguished from other species in the Rivulus santensis group in having scales in longitudinal series 30-31 (vs. 32-36); caudal fin light yellow, with a dark gray broad margin along the whole fin (except R. nudiventris, vs. absent in R. depressus, R. lazzarotoi, R. simplicis; margin restricted to dorsal and ventral margins of the caudal fin in R. janeiroensis, R, santensis, and R. haraldsiolii; and black margin, middle with bright green and dark reddish brown to black longitudinal lines in R. luelingi); dorsal part of caudal fin base in females with a small, horizontally elongated black spot (vs. rounded or triangular). This species differs from R. nudiventris by having a pelvic fin (vs. none), lesser caudal-fin rays 25-29 (vs. 30-31) and anal-fin rays 12-13 (vs. 14) (Ref. 78703).
The type locality near the lagoon, to Lagoa do Pires, is part of a series of lagoons close to the sea, isolated from river basins. It is an open area of Restinga vegetation, the swamp dense with aquatic vegetation, clear and acidic (pH 5.28) water (Ref. 78703).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Costa, W.J.E.M., 2008. Rivulus jurubatibensis, a new aplocheiloid killifish from the southeastern Brazilian coastal plains (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 19(2):135-140. (Ref. 78703)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg 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 (0.00199 - 0.01149), 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
): 3.1 ±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) .