n. sp. Valdesalici y Brousseau 2014
aqua vol. 20 no. 3 - 29 July 2014
Papiliolebias francescae, new species, is described based on specimens collected in a seasonal pool in Rio San Pablo drainage, Departamento Santa Cruz, central Bolivia. It differs from its congeners by the following unique features in males: dorsal and anal fins pointed; oblique, chevronshaped, blue-gray and dark red stripes in close proximity on flanks; proximal half dorsal and anal fin whitish with broad dark red elongated spots; caudal fin with two or three transverse rows of dark red spots; pupil with anterior pointed extension.
Picture: Papiliolebias francescae, MSNG 57820, male, holotype, 21.3 mm SL: Bolivia, San Pablo drainage (in life). Photo by