Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes
(Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Rivulidae
Etymology: Rivulus: Latin, rivus = stream (Ref. 45335); xi: The Greek 'xi' refers to 14th letter of the alphabet. The specific name alludes to the unique x-markings on the sides of the male. This species was distributed among hobbyists under the field code: COL 2008-23, Rivulus species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Colombia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95022)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Vermeulen, F.B.M., 2013. Four new species of Rivulus Poey, 1860, subgenus Cynodonichthys Meek, 1904 (Teleostei: Cyprinidontiformes: Rivulidae) from the Magdalena River Basin, Central Colombia, including notes on Rivulus (Cynodonichthys) elegans Steindachner, 1880. pp. 42-63. In J.H. Huber. Killi-data series. 2013 Edition. France: Paris, 64 p. (Ref. 95022)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01175 (0.00445 - 0.03100), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .