Splendid Pearlfish   FISH
Scientific Name:
Leptolebias splendens
Other Names and/or Listed subspecies:
Cynolebias splendens, Annual Tropical Killifish
Status/Date Listed as Endangered:
VU-IUCN: 1996
Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:

Facts Summary:
The Splendid Pearlfish (Leptolebias splendens) is a species of concern belonging in the species group "fishes" and found in the following area(s): Brazil. This species is also known by the following name(s): Cynolebias splendens, Annual Tropical Killifish.

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