Order:  Cyprinodontiformes
Family:  Rivulidae
Genus: Cynodoichthys (Steindachner, 1880) 
Type species
Rivulus atratus
Cynodonichthys is a genus of South American plant spawning killifish.  Until 2011, Cynodonichthys  were included in Rivulus until Costa’ compete revision of the genus.  J.H Huber refuted Costa’s work and moved all of Costa’s genera back into Rivulus.  There are a number of opinions out there and some prefer to maintain them in RivulusThere are currently 15 species in Anablepsoides.  They are extremely rare in the hobby.

    They are found in Mexico, Central America and northwestern South American … primarily Venezuela and Colombia.



  1. Villa-Navarro, F. (2016). Cynodonichthys elegansIUCN Red List of Threatened Species2016: e.T49829966A61473653. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T49829966A61473653.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  2. Zur Fisch-Fauna des Cauca und der Flüsse bei Guayaquil. Franz Steindachner In Commission bei Karl Gerold’s Sohn, 1880
  3. Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2019). Cynodonichthys elegans in FishBase. April 2019 version.
cynodonichthys siegfriediCynodoichthys seigfredi
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