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: agilae: From the type locality, Agila, Surinam (Ref. 27188).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 7.0; dH range: 5 - 12; non-migratory. Tropical; 22°C - 25°C (Ref. 30491)
South America: French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana.
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)
Prefers small and shallow streams or sunny swamps. A quite species which is not so keen on jumping (Ref. 35237). In its natural environment of shallow marshes and streams with little current, it can be sympatric with R. xiphidius, R. igneus, R. lungi and R. cladophorus. Not a seasonal killifish. Is easy to maintain in the aquarium (Ref. 27139). Sexual differentiation begins during the first week. Reproduction may start at around 10 months. Females spawn approximately 20 eggs measuring 1.5 mm diameter. Hatching occurs after 4 weeks of incubation at 22°C, thus releasing alevins measuring 3 mm long. This species is well known by the aquarists who breed them easily (Ref. 35237).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00479 (0.00199 - 0.01149), b=3.14 (2.93 - 3.35), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm=0.83).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .