Austrolebias paucisquama Ferrer, dos, Santos, Malabarba & Costa, 2008

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Rivulidae (Rivulines)
Etymology: Austrolebias: Composed from Austro = the south + see under Lebias;  paucisquama: Derived from the Latin pauci, meaning few, and squama, meaning scales, in reference to the reduced number of scales around caudal peduncle.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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South America: known only from the type locality, a temporary pool in the rio Vacacaí drainage, rio Jacuí tributary, laguna dos Patos drainage in Brazil.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76851); 3.5 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 28 - 30. Distinguished from its congeners except from those of the Austrolebias alexandri species-group by the dark gray pectoral fins combined with the bright blue iridescence in males. Differs from other species of the Austrolebias alexandri species-group by fewer scales around caudal peduncle (12 vs. 16 or more) and the fewer dorsal-fin rays in males (17-21 vs. 20 or more ). Can be differentiated from all other species of the genus by the absence of contact organs on the inner surface of the pectoral fin in males and the color pattern of females - ground color light brownish, sides of body with a variable number of relatively large dark black spots distributed mostly on posterior portion of body (Ref. 76851).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits temporary pool, almost completely covered with emergent vegetation (Ref. 76851).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Costa, Wilson J.E.M. | Collaborators

Ferrer, J., L.R. Malabarba and W.J.E.M. Costa, 2008. Austrolebias paucisquama (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae), a new species of annual killifish from Southern Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 6(2):175-180. (Ref. 76851)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [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):  3.1   ±0.3 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) .