Aphyosemion etsamense  Sonnenberg & Blum, 2005

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Nothobranchiidae (African rivulines)
Etymology: Aphyosemion: Greek, aphye, -es, sardine, anchovy + Greek, semeion = mark, signal (Ref. 45335);  etsamense: Named after the village Etsam I, Gabon, at the type locality (Ref. 56139).

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: Monts de Cristal, northwestern Gabon (Ref. 56139).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56139)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 15 - 16. A slender and elongate species (Ref. 56139). The snout is rounded and the mouth directed upwards, the posterior end of mouth at the same level as center of the eye (Ref. 56139). Dorsal fin origin behind origin of anal fin and behind mid-length of body (Ref. 56139). Males have a nearly complete yellow dorsal fin with small irregular red dots only on basal and posterior edge of fin and complete blue colouration with red pigmentation of the sides; the red pigmentation is arranged in horizontal rows of dots which can fuse to closed or irregularly interrupted lines and in some specimens with red reticulation on the caudal peduncle (Ref. 56139). Females have a brown body, dorsally darker than ventrally; red dot at the end of scales, fusing to a reticulated pattern on caudal peduncle; unpaired and pelvic fins transparent with interradial red flames, anal and pelvic fins with traces of a small blueish marginal band, pectoral fins transparent with a small whitish marginal band (Ref. 56139).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The species can be found in small rainforest creeks and rivers with slow flowing water (Ref. 56139).

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Sonnenberg, R. and T. Blum, 2005. Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) etsamense (Cyprinodontiformes: Aplocheiloidei: Nothobranchiidae), a new species from the Monts de Cristal, northwestern Gabon. Bonn. Zool. Beitr. 53(1/2):211-220. (Ref. 56139)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00442 - 0.02595), b=2.92 (2.71 - 3.13), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .