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: staecki: Named for Wolfgang Staeck (Berlin, Germany), former president of the Deutsche Cichliden-Gesellschaft and collector of the type specimens, to acknowledge his commitment to South American freshwater fishes and his contributions to the taxonomy of the fish families Rivulidae and Cichlidae.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 4.4 - ?. Tropical; 25°C - ? (Ref. 87326)
South America: known only from the type locality, a pond in Rio Negro basin, Amazonas, Venezuela.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87326)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13 - 14;
Vertebrae: 31. Belongs to the subgenus Owiyeye and differs from other congeners, except Rivulus altivelis, Rivulus nicoi, Rivulus tecminae and Rivulus uakti, by possessing long pelvic fins (pelvic-fin length up to about 25 % of SL, reaching the middle of
anal-fin base in males vs. short pelvic fin, reaching anterior portion of anal-fi n base). Can be separated from other species of the subgenus (except for Rivulus amanapira,
Rivulus rectocaudatus and Rivulus tecminae) by truncate caudal fin in males (vs. round, subtruncate, spatula- or lyre-shaped caudal fin). Its 35-38 scales in the longitudinal series separate this species from other species (vs. 41-44 in Rivulus altivelis, 48-49 in Rivulus amanapira and 38-43 in Rivulus rectocaudatus and Rivulus tecminae, 26-29 in Rivulus nicoi and 32-33 in Rivulus uakti) (Ref. 87326).
Found in a pond with clear, light brownish color and very acidic water (Ref. 87326).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Schindler, I. and S. Valdesalici, 2011. Rivulus staecki, a new killifish (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae) from the upper Rio Negro drainage in southern Venezuela. Vertebr. Zool. 61(1):109-114. (Ref. 87326)
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
= 0.5000 [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
): 3.2 ±0.4 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) .