Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes
(Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Nothobranchiidae
Etymology: Aphyosemion: Greek, aphye, -es, sardine, anchovy + Greek, semeion = mark, signal (Ref. 45335); pamaense: This species is named after the river and the nearby village Pama, the collection locality of the types (Ref. 93722).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Africa: only known from the Pama River, a small tributary of the Nyong River in Cameroon (Ref. 93722).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93722)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12 - 15. Diagnosis: Aphyosemion pamaense belongs to the subgenus Chromaphyosemion as it is characterized by the presence of two dark lateral bands in both sexes, these bands may disappear in males depending on the mood of the fish; the caudal fin is shaped with pronounced dorsal and ventral streamers in males; streamers are also present in the dorsal and anal fins; the species is also characterized by 9-14 dorsal rays, and 11-16 anal rays (Ref. 93722). It differs from all other Chromaphyosemion species by the following combination of characters observed in males: orange background of the unpaired fins, anal without any spots, orange throat, purple to blue-grey flanks (Ref. 93722).
It inhabits a small stream in the forest, about 3 m wide and 0.4 m deep with a muddy or sandy bottom (Ref. 93722). Other cyprinodontiforms species found in syntopy are Epiplatys infrafasciatus, Aphyosemion edeanum, and Procatopus similis (Ref. 93722).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Agnèse, J.-F., O. Legros, B. Cazaux and G. Estivals, 2013. Aphyosemion pamaense, a new killifish species (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae) from Cameroon. Zootaxa 3670(4):516-530. (Ref. 93722)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .