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Phallichthys tico  Bussing, 1963

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Poeciliidae (Poeciliids) > Poeciliinae
Etymology: Phallichthys: Greek, phallos = penis + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic; pH range: 7.0 - 7.5; dH range: 3 - 10.   Tropical; 23°C - 30°C (Ref. 36880), preferred ?

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Central America: Upper San Juan River in Costa Rica.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36880); 3.5 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Robust body, with moderate depth; slightly oval. Gonopodium long with apex not reaching the base of the tail. Sides with 8 - 10 dark bars, especially evident in males and young. Ground color is brown, dorsal fin has a black blotch posteriorly (Ref. 36880).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits slow flowing waters that are only rarely deeper than 30 cm and connected to standing marshy area; over muddy bottoms (Ref. 26130, 36880). Lives between 35 and 600 m elevation at temperatures of 23-30°C. Swims in small groups near the surface of turbid waters, on the shoreline or among the undergrowth. Feeds on unicellular algae, diatoms, ooze and sometimes insect larvae (Ref. 36880).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Wischnath, L., 1993. Atlas of livebearers of the world. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., United States of America. 336 p. (Ref. 26130)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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