Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Atlantic coastal river basins in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36579)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 19 - 23;
Vertebrae: 27 - 28. Xenurolebias izecksohni is distinguished from all other species of Xenurolebias by lacking light spots on the distal half of the dorsal fin in males (vs. presence) and having oblique short bars on the ventral portion of the caudal fin in males (vs. absence). It also differs from X. myersi by having the caudal fin lanceolate in males, with a pronounced posterior tip (vs. sub-lanceolate, never forming a distinctive tip posteriorly), more dark grey bars on the flank in females (12-13 vs. 9-11), a more slender body (body depth 27.1-28.5% SL in males and 28.5-30.6% in females, vs. 29.0-31.4% and 30.1-33.9%), and a shorter lower jaw (18.6-20.9% of head length in males and 17.7-19.7% in females, vs. 22.4-24.5% and 19.6-21.4%, respectively); from X. pataxo by the possession of two or three black spots on the posterior part of the caudal peduncle in females (vs. absence); and from X. cricarensis by having a more slender head in males (head depth 81.2-85.0% of head length vs. 85.6-92.8%), a shorter lower jaw in males (18.6-20.9% of head length vs. 22.0-25.0%) and a more slender body in larger males (above 31 mm SL) (body depth 27.1-27.5% SL, vs. 30.7-33.9% SL) (Ref. 96072).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Costa, W.J.E.M. and P.F. Amorim, 2014. Integrative taxonomy and conservation of seasonal killifishes, Xenurolebias (Teleostei: Rivulidae), and the Brazilian Atlantic forest. Systematic and Biodiversity (Ref. 96072)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01175 (0.00443 - 0.03114), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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) .