Tag Archive: rivulines


TAXONOMY
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.

References

California Academy of Sciences, Water is life 2015

fishbase  www.fishbase.org/summary/56567

IUCN Red List  www.iucnredlist.org/details/183140/0

Ron’s flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/cas_docents/20776631555/in/photostream/

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TAXONOMY

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

Genus/species: Fundulopanchax sjostedti

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Brightly colored killifish.

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DISTRIBUTION/HABITAT: Africa: Niger delta in southern and southeastern Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon. Found in temporary swamps, raphia-swamps and swampy parts of slow flowing brooks in the swampy coastal rainforest.

DIET IN THE WILD: Insect Larvae

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REPRODUCTION: Bottom spawner. It lays eggs in the mud which drys out during the dry season. The adults die but the eggs lie dormant and hatch when the rains return.

IUCN Red List: Least Concern (LC)

References

California Academy of Sciences, Water is life exhibit 2015)

fishbase fishbase.org/summary/9792

IUCN Red List www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/181696/0

Ron’s flickr  https://www.flickr.com/photos/cas_docents/20589851839/in/dateposted/

WordPress shortlink  http://wp.me/p1DZ4b-1zH

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