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Hypsolebias flammeus  (Costa, 1989)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Rivulidae (Rivulines)

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; non-migratory.   Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 13614), preferred ?

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South America: Tocantins River basin, Brazil.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36579)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-23; Anal soft rays: 18 - 24; Vertebrae: 26 - 28. Female with anal fin long, spatulated, and long posterior process of occipital, terminating in narrow posterior extension; flanks with iridescent blue bars. Male with dorsolateral regions of head red, with blue spots on center of scales; bars on anal and caudal fins; with filamentous rays along the entire distal border of dorsal and anal fins. Dorsal-fin rays 20-23 in male (no dark zones), 15-18 in female; anal-fin rays 20-24 in male, 18-22 in female; caudal-fin rays 24-25, caudal fin subtruncate in male, rounded in female (Ref. 49550).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Bottom spawner, 4 months. Is difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Costa, Wilson J.E.M. | Collaborators

Nielsen, D.T.B., M. Martins, L.M. de Araujo and Suzart, R. dos Reis, 2014. Hypsolebias shibattai, a new species of annual fish (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae) from the rio São Francisco northern Brazil. Aqua, Intl. J. Ichthyol. 20(1):27-34. (Ref. 94796)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquarium: commercial
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