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: illuminatus: From the Latin illuminatus, meaning illuminated, in reference to the bright blue color of male flank.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.9 - ?. Tropical
South America: swamp adjacent to córrego da Queixada, rio dos Bois drainage, rio Paraná basin in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78126); 3.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12 - 14;
Vertebrae: 30 - 31. Differs from all other species of the subgenus Melanorivulus by the possession of six pelvic-fin rays. Can be diagnosed by the unique combination of the following characters: entire flank with longitudinal rows of red dots; head with reduced black pigmentation; presence of a longitudinally elongated white mark above caudal spot in females, vertically elongate spots on caudal fin, often forming bars; dorsal and anal fins in males rounded; caudal fin with 32-33 rays; scales in longitudinal series 33-35; scales in transverse series 8; dorsal-fin origin in vertical through base of 7th or 8th anal-fin ray; and tip of pelvic fin reaching between base of 1st and 3rd anal-fin rays in males (Ref. 78126).
Found in interconnected pools, about 30 cm deep, with clear water (Ref. 78126).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Costa, W.J.E.M., 2007. Rivulus illuminatus, a new killifish from the serra dos Caiapós, upper rio Paraná basin, Brazil (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 18(3):193-198. (Ref. 78126)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00479 (0.00199 - 0.01149), 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) .