Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes
(Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Rivulidae
Etymology: Cynolebias: Greek, kyon = dog + Greek, odous = teeth + Greek, lebias = a kind of small fish (Ref. 45335); altus: Named for the deep bodied male, an adjective.. More on author: Costa.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
South America: middle São Francisco River basin in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40938); 9.4 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 18 - 22;
Vertebrae: 35 - 36. Supraorbital neuromasts 33-35. Contact organs on inner surface of most or all rays of pectoral-fin of male. This species has larger males with deeper body (34.4-36.7 % SL); sides of body with an intense orange coloration. Scaled anal-fin base. Dorsal fin of males with long filamentous rays; 17-19 in males, 14-17 in females. Caudal fin rays 30-32. Anal-fin rays 18-22 in males, 18-21 in females. Caudal and pectoral fins rounded. Snout gently pointed with lower jaw slightly elongated (Ref. 40938).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Costa, W.J.E.M., 2001. The neotropical annual fish genus Cynolebias (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae): phylogenetic relationships, taxonomic revision and biogeography. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 12(4):333-383. (Ref. 40938)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00912 (0.00358 - 0.02321), b=3.08 (2.86 - 3.30), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 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 (12 of 100) .