Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes
(Silversides) > Bedotiidae
Etymology: Bedotia: After Maurice Bedot, 1859-1927; born in Geneva, systematist on Hydrozoan; alveyi: The species is named in honor of Dr. Mark Alvey (FMNH) in recognition of his tremendous efforts to promote natural history research and species discovery during his tenure as Administrative Director of Academic Affairs (Ref. 84245).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical, preferred ?; 15°S - 16°S
Madagascar: Antainambalana and Vohimaro Rivers, Makira Forest Protected Area, northeastern Madagascar (Ref. 84245).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84245)
Prefers shallow, clear, cool, forested and undisturbed tributaries with a moderate rate of flow and low turbidity; not seen in the more highly disturbed and turbid main river channels; substrate ranges from rocky (small rocks to large boulders) to somewhat sandy (Ref. 84245).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Jones, C.C., W.L. Smith and J.S. Sparks, 2010. A new species of rainbowfish (Teleostei: Melanotaenioidei: Bedotiidae) from the Makira Region of Northeastern Madagascar. Copeia 2010(2):284-291. (Ref. 84245)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [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), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.6 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .