Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs in swamps, brooks and small streams in the coastal rainforest (Ref. 3788). Not a seasonal killifish. Is easy to maintain in the aquarium (Ref. 27139).
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Distribution

Range Description

A Lower Guinea endemic, found in the lower Mitemele River (Equatorial Guinea), and in the Mbei (or Mbe), Komo, Abanga and lower Ogowe Rivers (Gabon).
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Africa: lower Mitémele river drainage in southern Equatorial Guinea and the Mbei, Komo, Gabon, Abanga and lower Ogowe river drainages in northwestern Gabon.
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West-central Africa: Gabon and Equitorial Guinea.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 55 mm TL
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Max. size

6.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 27139))
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Aphyosemion striatum is a benthopelagic, non-migratory species. It occurs in swamps, brooks and small streams in the coastal rainforest (Wildekamp et al. 1986). Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) striatum is not a seasonal killifish. This species is easy to maintain in the aquarium (Huber 1996).

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

benthopelagic; non-migratory; freshwater; pH range: 6.0 - 7.0; dH range: 5 - 12
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Moelants, T.

Reviewer/s
Brummett, R., Mbe Tawe, A.N., Dening Touokong, C., Reid, G.M., Snoeks, J. Staissny, M., Moelants, T., Mamonekene, V., Ndodet, B., Ifuta, S.N.B., Chilala, A., Monsembula, R., Ibala Zamba, A., Opoye Itoua, O., Pouomogne, V., Darwall, W. & Smith, K.

Contributor/s

Justification
The species is widespread within the Central Africa assessment region and is assessed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
No information available.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
None known.
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Least Concern (LC)
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
None known.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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