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: gaucheri: Named for Philippe Gaucher, who found the first specimens, for its fascinating work on Amazonian fauna.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - ? m (Ref. 78216). Tropical
South America: Maroni basin in French Guiana.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78216)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13 - 15;
Vertebrae: 31 - 35. Differs from other species of the genus by a combination of characters including dorsal and anal fin ray counts, number of scales in lateral and transverse series, by the lack of the supracaudal spot at all ages in both sexes, a short base dorsal fin, a yellow color background on body, a red colored sub-distal area on anal fin in male, with a yellow one in female, and a dark margin on caudal fin (Ref. 78216).
Occurs in small groups in small mountainous rivers and marshes (Ref. 78216).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Keith, P., L. Nandrin and P.-Y. Le Bail, 2006. Rivulus gaucheri, a new species of rivuline (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae) from French Guiana. Cybium 30(2):133-137. (Ref. 78216)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
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
): 3.2 ±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) .