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Bedotia alveyi  Jones, Smith & Sparks, 2010

Makira Rainbowfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes (Silversides) > Bedotiidae (Madagascar rainbowfishes)
Etymology: Bedotia: After Maurice Bedot, 1859-1927; born in Geneva, systematist on Hydrozoan;  alveyi: This species is named in honour of Dr. Mark Alvey (FMNH) in recognition of his tremendous efforts to promote natural history research and species discovery during his tenure as Administrative Director of Academic Affairs (Ref. 84245).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical; 15°S - 16°S

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Madagascar: tributaries of Antainambalana and Vohimaro rivers in Madagascar (Ref. 84245).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84245)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-25; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 17 - 22; Vertebrae: 35 - 37. Diagnosis: A species of Bedotia that uniquely possesses a distinctive crescent-shaped to semi-circular spangle on the posterior half of many opercular and flank scales, forming golden, occasionally whitish to bluish, iridescent highlights (Ref. 84245). Bedotia alveyi is further distinguished from congeners by a single diffuse broad midlateral band, vs. two distinct bands in B. geayi and B. madagascariensis, and absence of bands in B. masoala and B. marojejy; sparse and irregular lateral blotching between scales when alive, vs. extensive spots and/or blotches present in life and preservation in B. leucopteron, B. marojejy, and B. masoala; the absence of broad white margins on the second dorsal and anal fins, vs. white margins in B. albomarginata; and rust-red caudal-fin lobes, vs. hyaline to orange in B. longianalis and broadly outlined in black in B. tricolor (Ref. 84245).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Tributaries harbouring this species are generally shallow, clear, and cool, with a moderate rate of flow, and low turbidity; the substrate ranges from rocky (small rock to large boulders) to somewhat sandy (Ref. 84245).

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Jones, C.C., W.L. Smith and J.S. Sparks, 2010. A new species of rainbowfish (Teleostei: Melanotaenioidei: Bedotiidae) from the Makira Region of Northeastern Madagascar. Copeia 2010(2):284-291. (Ref. 84245)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [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):  2.6   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .