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: Poecilia: Greek, poikilos = with a lot of colours (Ref. 45335). More on author: Costa.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
South America: Brazil. Described from the lower Jari river drainage, in northern Brazil (Ref. 89070).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Morphology | Morphometrics
Poecilia waiapi differs from all of its congeners by the presence of vertical dark gray bars on the flank in males (vs. bars absent in P. bifurca, P. picta and P. parae; vertical pale gray bars in P. sarrafae, P. minima and P. branneri); post-humeral blotch densely pigmented (vs. post-humeral blotch absent in P. branneri, post-humeral blotch slightly pigmented in P. sarrafae, P. minima, P. picta, P. bifurca, P. parae) (Ref. 89070).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bragança, P.H.N., W.J.E.M. Costa and C.S. Gama, 2012. Poecilia waiapi, a new poeciliid from the Jari river drainage, northern Brazil (Cyprinodontiformes: Cyprinodontoidei). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 22(4):337-343 (Ref. 89070)
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=0.00955 (0.00420 - 0.02171), b=3.12 (2.93 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.6 ±0.3 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 to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .