Fluviphylax wallacei

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Fluviphylax wallacei Bragança, 2018

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Teleostei (teleosts) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Fluviphylacidae (American lampeyes)
Etymology: Fluviphylax: Latin, fluvius = river + Greek,phylax, -akos = guardian (Ref. 45335);  wallacei: Named for the British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913)..

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 123788). Tropical

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South America: Brazil.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 123788); 1.3 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-7; Anal soft rays: 7 - 9; Vertebrae: 27 - 28. This species is distinguished from its congeners by having a sexual dimorphic pattern on cephalic lateral line system, males have whole opened sensory canals while females have the anterior section of supra-orbital, posterior infra-orbital and preopercular canal dorsal portion closed; males with pointed dorsal fin (vs. rounded). It is similar to F. gouldingi and differs from all other congeners by having a slender retroarticular (vs. deep) and with triangular opercle (vs. scale-like); the head free neuromasts not placed in shallow grooves (vs. in shallow grooves) and with orange colouration on the posterior region of the pectoral fin in males (vs. absent); also it has 2-4 black bars on the anterior portion of the flank in preserved male (vs. absent); males with anal fin elongate and pointed, reaching vertical to dorsal-fin tip (vs. short and rounded); male pelvic-fin reaching base of the fifth anal-fin ray (vs. reaching base of third anal-fin ray); ventral process of posttemporal short (vs. long); mesethmoid rounded; presence of sexual dimorphism in urogenital papillae morphology (vs. absent) (Ref. 123788).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

In the Igarapé Mauaú, this species was collected in a shallow area, about 30-70 cm deep, in a slow flowing high transparency black-water stream, with sandy beaches and leaf litter areas on the bottom near stream margin. It was found forming shoals of about 15-20 individuals that were swimming near the surface. This species was found sympatrically with the Hyporhamphus brederi (Ref. 123788).

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Bragança, P.H.N., 2018. Fluviphylax gouldingi and F. wallacei, two new miniature killifishes from the middle and upper Rio Negro drainage, Brazilian Amazon (Teleostei, Cyprinodontiformes, Cyprinodontoidei). Spixiana (München) 41(1):133-146. [German translation appeared in DKG-Journal, 52(1):Feb. 2020:1-18.] (Ref. 123788)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)


CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00207 - 0.01392), b=3.08 (2.86 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100).