Spectrolebias reticulatus (Costa & Nielsen, 2003)
photo by Van der Zee, J.R.

Family:  Rivulidae (Rivulines), subfamily: Cynolebiinae
Max. size:  2 cm SL (male/unsexed); 1.67 cm SL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Diagnosis: Males with body sides greenish blue, with dark red crimson pigmentation concentrated on the exposed margin of each flank scale, producing a reticulate color pattern; a black and light blue spot on the anterior part of dorsal fin; dorsal and anal fins fan-shaped. Dorsal fin-rays 23-25 in males and 13-15 in females; fin origin between neural spines of fourth and fifth vertebrae in males. Anal fins 21-22 in males, 18 in females (Ref. 52309).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 18 May 2022 (B2a) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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