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: paranaguensis: The specific name is in reference to the occurrence of the new species in the plains associated to the Paranaguá bay.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
South America: small river basins flowing into the Paranaguá bay in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 102354); 3.6 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 14 - 16;
Vertebrae: 34 - 36. Atlantirivulus paranaguensis can be diagnosed from all its congeners by the
following combination of characters: lateral line divided into two sections (vs. single); lateral line with one neuromast by scale (vs. lateral line often interrupted by scales without neuromasts); caudal fin oval in both sexes (vs. sub-truncate at least in males); caudal fin margins in males with high concentration of melanophores, forming a well-delimited black ventral margin about thrice wider than a black dorsal margin (vs. melanophores, when highly concentrated, forming diffuse black zones on the entire caudal fin, darker and slightly wider on the ventral portion); venter white (vs. yellow); caudal-fin spot always conspicuous in females (vs. spot pale or absent in females above 2.8 cm SL) (Ref. 102354).
Inhabits shallow swamps and channels connected to small streams, within dense forest areas, in small river basins flowing into the Paranaguá bay. The water of the sampling area is light yellow or tea-like colored and the habitat bottom is composed of litter (Ref. 102354).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Costa, W.J.E.M., 2014. Four new species of the genus Atlantirivulus (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae) from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Verteb. Zool. 64(1):9-21. (Ref. 102354)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
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=0.00912 (0.00360 - 0.02311), b=3.08 (2.86 - 3.30), 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) .