genus Rivulus


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Noun1.genus Rivulus - killifish
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
Cyprinodontidae, family Cyprinodontidae - large family of small soft-finned fishes; killifishes; flagfishes; swordtails; guppies
rivulus - found in small streams of tropical America; often kept in aquariums; usually hermaphroditic
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Collier, "Phylogenetic relationships within the aplocheiloid fish genus Rivulus (Cyprinodontiformes, Rivulidae): implications for Caribbean and Central American biogeography," Molecular Biology and Evolution, vol.
It represents a molecularly defined clade (Murphy et al., 1999; Hrbek and Larson, 1999; Hrbek et al., 2004; Suijker and Collier, 2006) within a large, diverse assemblage of species (formerly assigned to the genus Rivulus) that are distributed throughout Northwestern South America; central and eastern Brazilian Amazon; river basins of Guianas; upper Orinoco River basin in Venezuela and Colombia; Rio Negro basin in Brazil; and lower Peruvian Amazon.
These series of expeditions were the first serious attempts to relocate all species of the former genus Rivulus described by Eigenmann (1909 and 1912) based upon material collected during his expedition of 1908.
This behavior, known as emersion, is also exhibited by other members of the genus Rivulus. It apparently offers the animal a means of avoiding poor-quality water--specifically, water containing high levels of hydrogen sulfide, a common toxic agent in mangrove marshes.
Indeed, Model I is supported by the fact that Rivulus hartii and other members of the genus Rivulus are usually viewed as occupants of small headwaters and isolated waters (Tee-Van 1922, Hoedeman 1958, Kristensen 1970, Luling 1971, Huehner et al.