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Orestias mulleri  Valenciennes, 1846

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Cyprinodontidae (Pupfishes) > Cyprinodontinae
Etymology: Orestias: After Orestes in the Greek mythology?.   More on author: Valenciennes.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; non-migratory.   High altitude, preferred ?

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South America: lake Titicaca, Peru.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27139)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Not a seasonal killifish. Is very difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Costa, Wilson J.E.M. | Collaborators

Costa, W.J.E.M., 2003. Cyprinodontidae (Pupfishes). p. 549-554. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 50471)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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