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Hypsolebias flavicaudatus  (Costa & Brasil, 1990)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Rivulidae (Rivulines)
Etymology: flavicaudatus: From the Latin 'flavus' (yellow) and 'caudatus' (with caudal fin), an allusion to the color pattern of the males.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

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

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South America: São Francisco River basin, Brazil.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36579)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-24; Anal soft rays: 19 - 24; Vertebrae: 28 - 30. Caudal peduncle of female with black spots. Male's anal fin with gray to black distal stripe, iridescent dots restricted to posterior portion of the fin, anterior part pink and posterior yellow; basihyal broad, 70-95% in length; and, second pharyngobranchial teeth, 5-10. Dorsal-fin rays 22-24 in male, 16-18 in female; anal-fin rays 23-24 in male, 19-21 in female; caudal-fin rays 24-26, caudal fin subtruncate in male, rounded in female. Possess minute pectoral-fin contact organs, and no black blotches and round brilliant spots on anterobasal part of dorsal fin of male (Ref. 49550).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in temporary pools (Ref. 89836). Bottom spawner, 3 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

Costa, W.J.E.M., 2003. The Simpsonichthys flavicaudatus species group (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae: Cynolebiatinae): phylogenetic relationships, taxonomic revision and biogeography. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 14(1):31-60. (Ref. 49550)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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