Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Cyprinodontiformes
(Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Rivulidae
(Rivulines) > Rivulinae
Etymology: geayi: The name is dedicated to M. Geay, who first discovered it (Ref. 27188).
More on author: Vaillant.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; non-migratory. Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 2060)
South America: Atlantic coastal rivers and Amazon River basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35237); common length : 4.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27139)
Calm and timid. Typical species of wooded rivers where the current is slow and the bottom is covered with dead leaves. Sexual differentiation is possible at the age of two months (Ref. 27188). Not a seasonal killifish (Ref. 27139). Difficult to breed in the aquarium. Eggs measure 1.6 mm in diameter (Ref. 35237).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eggs are of 1.6 mm diameter.
Costa, W.J.E.M., 2003. Rivulidae (South American Annual Fishes). p. 526-548. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36579)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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