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Cnesterodon pirai  Aguilera, Mirande & Azpelicueta, 2009

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Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Poeciliidae (Poeciliids) > Poeciliinae
Etymology: Cnesterodon: Greek, knester, -eros = scraper (Ref. 45335);  pirai: The specific epithet pirai derives from the Guarani words “pirá”, meaning fish and the diminutive “í”, in allusion to the small size of the fishes belonging to the genus Cnesterodon. A noun in apposition.

Medioambiente / Clima / Gama Ecología

; agua dulce pelágico.   Tropical, preferred ?; 27°S - 28°S

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South America: Argentina. Only know from its type locality, arroyo Almeida, affluent of arroyo Cuñá-Pirú, río Paraná basin, Aristóbulo del Valle, Misiones. In spite of the collecting effort in different streams of Misiones province, especially in the Cuñá-Pirú basin, C. pirai was not found in other sites (Ref. 82179).

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 82179)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Cnesterodon pirai is diagnosed by the combination of the following characters: 6 to 8 irregular dashes on flanks, ranging from oval to vertical stripes on females and 7 to 9 irregular dashes ranging from oval to circular dots on males (dashes both on males and females covering 1 or 2 scales in transverse row); absence of a large post-gonopodium blotch on ventral profile in adult males; lack of a distal filament on gonopodium; absence of longitudinal dark-brown band along flank; snout pointed and long (16.7–28.7 %HL); possession of 12–13 epipleural ribs; medial surface of ascending process of premaxilla approximately straight; presence of teeth on fourth ceratobranchial; distal portion of third and fourth gonactinosts separate, except by tip of third gonactinost; fifth gonactinost free; and presence of a constriction on unpaired appendix of gonopodium (Ref. 82179).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

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Aguilera, G., J.M. Mirande and M.d.I.M. Azpelicueta, 2009. A new species of Cnesterodon (Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliidae) from a small tributary of arroyo Cuñá-Pirú, río Paraná basin, Misiones, Argentina. Zootaxa 2195:34-42. (Ref. 82179)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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