Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Order: Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers)
Family: Nothobranchiidae (African rivulines)

Genus/species: Fundulopanchax gardneri mamfensis

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Max length : 6.0 cm (2.35 in).

Killifish20776631555_95cc874e24_kDISTRIBUTION/HABITAT: Africa; Equatorial Western Guinea. Found in temporary freshwater marshes and pools.

DIET IN THE WILD: This killifish feeds on aquatic insect larvae, and other small invertebrates.

REPRODUCTION: Mate and lay eggs in the water. The eggs remain dormant until seasonal rains return. The dormant eggs can be mailed to different locations and will hatch upon the addition of water.

CONSERVATION: IUCN Red List: Endangered (EN) 8-26-15
Threats: deforestation of Habitat.


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