Phalloceros ocellatus Lucinda, 2008
photo by Lucinda, P.H.F.

 Family:  Poeciliidae (Poeciliids), subfamily: Poeciliinae
 Max. size:  1.85 cm SL (male/unsexed); 2.52 cm SL (female)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  South America: coastal drainages between Prado and Sooretama in Brazil.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal soft rays: 9-10; Vertebrae: 31-32. Distinguished from all other species of the genus Phalloceros, except Phalloceros leticiae and Phalloceros mikrommatos by the roundish to rounded and well-defined ocellated lateral spot. Differs from Phalloceros leticiae by the postorbital length in females 24.8-39.3 % SL (vs. 39.2-42.2 % SL) and in males 29.3-38.2 % SL (vs. 36.7-42.3 % SL); and from Phalloceros mikrommatos by the number of anal-fin rays in females 10 (vs. 11) (Ref. 76852). Description: Pectoral fin with 5-7 branched rays; longitudinal series of scales 27-29; transverse series of scales 7 (Ref. 76852).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 02.07.08

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