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Notholebias cruzi (W. J. E. M. Costa)

Cruz’s Pearlfish (Notholebias cruzi)  

This species was described in 1988, it was restricted to the coastal plains near Rio São João, Rio de Janeiro in southeast Brazil.  

Cruz’s Pearlfish reached a length of only about 3 to 4 cm.  


The genus Notholebias contains at least four species, one of which is already extinct, the remaining three are close to extinction.  



[1] Wilson J. E. M. Costa; Pedro F. Amorim: Delimitation of cryptic species of Notholebias, a genus of seasonal miniature killifishes threatened with extinction from the Atlantic Forest of south-eastern Brazil (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 24(1): 63-72. 2013  


edited: 31.10.2017