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Fluviphylax palikur  Costa & Le Bail, 1999

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Poeciliidae (Poeciliids) > Procatopodinae
Etymology: Fluviphylax: Latin, fluvius = river + Greek,phylax, -akos = guardian (Ref. 45335);  palikur: Named for Palikur Indians..   More on author: Costa.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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South America: Lower Oiapoque (Oyapock) River basin, at the Brazil / French Guiana boarder.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33375); 1.4 cm SL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Among dense vegetation (Cabomba, Eichornia, Nymphaea) in shallow depths of about 30 cm. Also at the surface during hot periods of the day, where they move around with their pectoral fins only and maintain a bent posture of the posterior body that allows them to dart for cover if they are attacked (Ref. 35237).

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Costa, W.J.E.M. and P.-Y. Le Bail, 1999. Fluviphylax palikur: a new poeciliid from the Rio Oiapoque Basin, Northern Brazil (Cyprinodontiformes: Cyprinodontoidei), with comments on miniaturization in Fluviphylax and other neotropical freshwater fishes. Copeia 1999(4):1027-1034. (Ref. 33375)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .