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Kryptolebias sepia  Vermeulen & Hrbek, 2005

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Rivulidae (Rivulines)
Etymology: sepia: The name sepia alludes to the family Sepiidae, the cuttlefish, whose chromatophores also can cause rapid changes in color.

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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South America: Tapanahony River drainage in Surinam.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 53862)

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Differs from other Kryptolebias and Rivulus species by a combination of characters including low number of lateral line scales, high number of anal rays, short predorsal length and a robust body, and unique mitochondrial DNA gene sequences. Kryptolebias sepia differs further by remarkably strong melanistic pigmentation and the ability to change this coloration into several distinct patterns, lack of obvious sexual dimorphism, strong dichromatism between juveniles and adults, and absence of the Rivulus spot in females and juveniles (Ref. 53862).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found only in primary forests with a very dense canopy cover and appears to inhabits only extremely shallow parts of small creeks in hilly areas. Occurs outside the main stream in swampy areas directly adjacent to creeks.

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Vermeulen, F.B.M. and T. Hrbek, 2005. Kryptolebias sepia n. sp. (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidontiformes: Rivulidae), a new killifish from the Tapanahony River drainage in southeast Surinam. Zootaxa 928:1-20. (Ref. 53862)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00479 (0.00199 - 0.01154), 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):  3.2   ±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) .