Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes
(Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Poeciliidae
(Poeciliids) > Poeciliinae
Etymology: Priapichthys: Taken from Priapus, the Greek, and Roman god of procreation in the mithology and also = a phallus; diminutive + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335); puetzi: Named in honor of the collector Mr. W. Pütz, Würselen, Germany (Ref. 42984).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. High altitude; 20°C - 21°C (Ref. 42984)
Central America: Panama.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42984); 5.5 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9 - 10;
Vertebrae: 26 - 27. The species lacks a series of vertical stripes along its body sides; males with a large black spot near the base of the gonopodium. Lower pharyngeal bone with a total number of 150 teeth (mean value); conical teeth of ceratobranchial 4, concentrated near the medial region and not extending at the side-arms. The scissor-like shaped gonopodium tip is rounded and strongly curved downward; ray 3 with strongly reduced spines; knob-like wings present dorsally on gonactinosts 5 and 6 of the gonopodial suspensorium (Ref. 42984).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Meyer, M.K. and V. Etzel, 1996. Notes on the genus Priapichthys Regan (1913), sensu Radda (1985), with description of P. puetzi spec. nov. from the Atlantic slope of northern Panama (Teleostei:Cyprinodontiformes:Poeciliidae). Zoologische Abhandlungen, Staatliches Museum Für Tierkunde Dresden 47(1):1-11. (Ref. 42984)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01349 (0.00493 - 0.03690), b=3.05 (2.81 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±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 (22 of 100) .