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Micropanchax fuelleborni  (Ahl, 1924)

Lake Rukwa lampeye
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Poeciliidae (Poeciliids) > Procatopodinae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.5 - 7.2; non-migratory.   Tropical; 22°C - 25°C (Ref. 31267)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Africa: Lake Rukwa (Tanzania) (Ref. 27139, 27292), Malagarazi (Ref. 54847), Wembere system (Ref. 27292) and the Mweru-Luapula area (upper Congo River basin)(Ref. 95585). Also reported from the upper Lualaba (=Upper Congo in Ref. 95585).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27292)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Prefers surface layer of smaller and more quiet waters which usually are shallow and which may be subject to desiccation from time to time; also found in fast flowing waters; often seen in large accumulations; feeds on small terrestrial insects, water insects and their larvae, and other animals like crustacean and others which they are able to swallow; deposit eggs between plants and roots in shallow water or at margin of waters; young need 8-10 days to hatch (Ref. 27292). Not a seasonal killifish (Ref. 27139).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Huber, J.H., 1996. Killi-Data 1996. Updated checklist of taxonomic names, collecting localities and bibliographic references of oviparous Cyprinodont fishes (Atherinomorpha, Pisces). Société Française d'Ichtyologie, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France, 399 p. (Ref. 27139)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00167 - 0.01195), b=3.13 (2.90 - 3.36), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.