Simpsonichthys boitonei Carvalho, 1959
Lyrefin pearlfish
photo by Terceira, A.C.

 Family:  Rivulidae (Rivulines)
 Max. size:  5.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic, non-migratory
 Distribution:  South America: Upper Paraná River basin in Brazil.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Prefers pH=6.6, Hardness=6, temp.=24°C with rocks, plants and driftwood in the aquarium environment. An egg laying, peaceful community fish (Ref. 6398). Bottom spawner, 2 months incubation. Is difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).
 IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (B1+3bd) (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 05.08.92
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 02.12.08
 Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 02.08.94

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