Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes
(Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Valenciidae
Etymology: Valencia: After Valenciennes, the ichthyologist?; robertae: Named for Roberta Barbieri (Athens), who has studied the Greek Valencia species for many years and has been involved in the conservation of the two species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Europe: Lower Pinios River and lower Mornos River in Greece.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95526); 4.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10 - 13. Valencia robertae can be diagnosed from V. letourneuxi by having short lateral bars or small vertically elongated blotches along flanks in females (vs. lateral bars or blotches absent) and an almost triangular anal fin with straight posterior margin (vs. anal fin almost rounded, posterior margin convex) and anal fin depth, measured from anal-fin origin to tip of third branched ray, 1.4-1.5 times in caudal peduncle depth (vs. 1.2-1.3). Males of V. robertae are distinguished by having the following characters; prominent bars on flank between the axial blotch and the base of the caudal fin (vs. bars absent or very faint anterior to vertical of pelvic-fin origin); neck and back bluish brown (vs. yellowish); and a long anal fin, reaching to or almost to the base of the caudal fin in individuals longer than 3.0 cm SL (vs. to middle of caudal peduncle). It differs from V. hispanica by having a hyaline to bluish caudal fin (vs. yellow to orange) with a bold black posterior margin in males (vs. reddish-brown) (Ref. 95526).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Freyhof, J., H. Kärst and M. Geiger, 2014. Valencia robertae, a new killifish from southern Greece (Cyprinodontiformes: Valenciidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 24(4):289-298. (Ref. 95526)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .