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: Trigonectes: Greek, trygon = a sting ray + Greek, nekton = swimmer (Ref. 45335); rubromarginatus: From the Latin ruber (red) and marginatus (with margin), referring to the red stripe along the ventral margin of the caudal fin (Ref. 26656). More on author: Costa.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; non-migratory. Tropical; 23°C - 27°C (Ref. 13614)
South America: Araguaia River basin, Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27139)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 16 - 18. Distinguished from other species of the genus, except T. strigabundus, by having straight mouth cleft. Differs from T. strigabundus and all other species of the genus by the elongated pelvic fin of the males, whose tip is reaching to the base of 11th to 15th anal rays and the presence of a bright red stripe along the ventral margin of the male caudal fin. Seems to differ from T. strigabundus by having a larger size (Ref. 26656).
Bottom spawner, 8 months incubation (Ref. 27139).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Costa, W.J.E.M., 1990. Systematics and distribution of the neotropical annual fish genus Trigonectes (Cyprinodontiformes, Rivulidae), with description of two new species. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 1(2):135-150. (Ref. 26656)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00415 - 0.02523), b=3.05 (2.83 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±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) .