Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs in temporary swamps, raphia-swamps and swampy parts of slow flowing brooks in the swampy coastal rainforest. 14 cm TL (Ref. 3788). Not a seasonal killifish. Bottom spawner, 2 months incubation. Is easy to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).
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Distribution

Africa: Niger delta in southern and southeastern Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon. Reported from Ghana (Ref. 11235).
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West-central Africa.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 140 mm TL
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Max. size

13.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 31256))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; non-migratory; freshwater; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: 5 - 19
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Conservation

Threats

Least Concern (LC)
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
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