Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes
(Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Anablepidae
(Four-eyed fishes, onesided livebearers & white-eye) > Anablepinae
Etymology: diphyes: Specific name from the Greek adjective diphyes, meaning of double nature or form, in reference to the chromatic sexual dimorphism.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Córrego Passo do Aterrado and Rio das Torres, both tributaries of the left margin of the Rio Jordão in the Rio Iguaçu drainage, Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75966); 7.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10;
Vertebrae: 33. Distinguished by the following combination of characters: absence of mandibular canal pore W; long epiotic processes in adults, extending beyond the first vertebra; anal-fin with 10 rays; discontinuous midlateral and dorsolateral stripes formed by series of blotches on body; midlateral stripe discontinuous anterior to dorsal-fin origin; large third hypobranchial, greater than one-half the length of the second hypobranchial; and presence of teeth on fourth ceratobranchial of adults (Ref. 75966).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lucinda, P.H.F., M.J. Ghedotti and W.J. Graca, 2006. A new Jenynsia Species (Teleostei, Cyprinidontiformes, Anablepidae) from Southern Brazil and its phylogenetic position. Copeia 2006(4):613-622. (Ref. 75966)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .