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Melanorivulus paresi  (Costa, 2008)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Rivulidae (Rivulines)
Etymology: paresi: The specific name paresi refers to the name of an indigenous tribe (Aruák group) formerly inhabiting the Parecis Hills in central Brazil.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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South America: swampy floodplains of stream tributary to Sepotuba River, upper Paraguay River basin in central Brazil.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.6 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 76975); 2.3 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal soft rays: 12 - 14; Vertebrae: 29 - 30. Distinguished from all other species of the subgenus Melanorivulus in having small white spots forming a reticulate pattern on the dorsal fin and the basal part of the anal fin, and forming narrow bars on the caudal fin in males, and a narrow basihyal, width about 35% of the basihyal length. Can be diagnosed from all congeners by the unique combination of the following characters: entire flank with a continuous mid-lateral dark gray stripe; scales in longitudinal series 30-31; flank with close red dots, arranged in chevron-like series with the vertex on the mid-lateral line; and caudal fin in males with red bars (Ref. 76975).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in a shallow (about 10 cm deep), slightly inclined swamp with slow water current, in open vegetation area (Ref. 76975).

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

Costa, W.J.E.M., 2007. Rivulus bororo and R. paresi, two new killifishes from the upper Paraguay River basin, Brazil (Teleostei: Rivulidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 18(4):351-357. (Ref. 76975)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00479 (0.00199 - 0.01154), b=3.14 (2.93 - 3.35), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±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 (10 of 100) .