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Phallotorynus psittakos  Lucinda, Rosa & Reis, 2005

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Poeciliidae (Poeciliids) > Poeciliinae
Etymology: Phallotorynus: Greek, phallos = penis + Greek, otos = ear + Greek, rhinos = nose (Ref. 45335);  psittakos: From the Greek noun psittakós, a parrot, alluding to the distribution of the species, restricted to the Rio Paraguay. Paraguay comes from the Guarany paraguá-í, meaning Parrot River; noun in apposition...   More on author: Reis.

Issue
This species is synonym of Phallotorynus victoria Oliveros, 1983 following Meyer & Etzel, (2006). The species page will be removed.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: lower Rio Paraguay drainage in Paraguay.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56059); 2.4 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10; Vertebrae: 31 - 32. Distinguished by the following autapomorphy: very large lateral process on base of fifth median anal-fin radial of adult males. Differs from Phallotorynus jucundus by having 7 or 8 dorsal-fin rays (vs. 9 or 10) and from P. fasciolatus by its color pattern with one spot (vs. spotless); from P. pankalos by its color pattern comprising of one spot (vs. six to nine spots). Differs from P. jucundus and P. victoriae by having 13 epipleural ribs (vs. 11 or 12); and differs further from P. victoriae by having 9 gonopodial rays vs. 8 (Ref. 56059).

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Lucinda, P.H.F., R.S. Rosa and R.E. Reis, 2005. Systematics and biogeography of the genus Phallotorynus Henn, 1916 (Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliidae: Poeciliinae), with description of three new species. Copeia 2005(3):609-631. (Ref. 56059)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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