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Brachyrhaphis olomina  (Meek, 1914)

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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Poeciliidae (Poeciliids) > Poeciliinae
Etymology: Brachyrhaphis: Greek, brachys, eia = short + Greek, raphis = needle (Ref. 45335).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; acqua dolce pelagico; non migratori.   Tropical; 19°C - 34°C (Ref. 36880), preferred ?

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Central America: Costa Rica.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 36880); 3.4 cm SL (female)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

The 10 dark bars on the sides of the body are more pronounced in males. The population in the headwaters of Río Virilla near Santa Ana and Villa Colón are larger and most individuals lack the vertical bars. Interradial membranes on the base of the dorsal fin and the rays are jet black; distal half of the fin yellowish or orange and the margin is black in both sexes. Anal fin is yellow or yellow-orange and has a black blotch from the base to the tip of the fin. Pelvic fins yellowish and caudal distal margin often brilliant yellow (Ref. 36880).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

An insectivorous fish generally inhabits waters of low to moderate current velocity; between 10 and 900 m elevation; at temperatures of 19 to 34°C; in surface or midwaters of brooks, streams. Occasionally found in shallow waters of rivers (Ref. 36880).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Bussing, W.A., 1998. Peces de las aguas continentales de Costa Rica [Freshwater fishes of Costa Rica]. 2nd Ed. San José Costa Rica: Editorial de la Universidad de Costa Rica. 468 p. (Ref. 36880)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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