Leptolebias opalescens Myers, 1942

Annual tropical killifish, Opalescent pearlfish

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Cynolebias opalescens Myers, 1942

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1981

Rediscovered in 28 October 2012

IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable

 

Distribution

South-eastern Brazil

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Costa, Wilson J. E. M. (2008). Monophyly and taxonomy of the Neotropical seasonal killifish genus Leptolebias (Teleostei: Aplocheiloidei: Rivulidae), with the description of a new genus. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 153: 147-160.

Costa, Wilson J. E. M. (2013). Leptolebias opalescens, a supposedly extinct seasonal killifish from the Atlantic Forest of south-eastern Brazil, rediscovered 31 years after its last record (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters 23(4): 357-358. [online PDF omits most references]

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1996). Leptolebias opalescens. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 27 July 2013.

 

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