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Aphyosemion ecucuense  (Sonnenberg, 2008)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Nothobranchiidae (African rivulines)
Etymology: Aphyosemion: Greek, aphye, -es, sardine, anchovy + Greek, semeion = mark, signal (Ref. 45335);  ecucuense: The species is named after the Rio Ecucu, in the northern coastal plain of Equatorial Guinea (Ref. 74419).

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: tributaries of the middle and upper Río Ecucu system in Equatorial Guinea (Ref. 74419).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74419); 2.8 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 13 - 15. Scales are cycloid; body and head entirely scaled, except ventral surface of head; no scales on dorsal- and anal-fin base, 2-3 on caudal-fin base (Ref. 74419). Scales on mid-longitudinal series 25-27, transverse series of scales above pelvic fin 8-9 (Ref. 74419). Open frontal neuromast system with two separate grooves, preopercular canal with 6 pores (Ref. 74419). Several rows of hooked and unicuspid teeth on upper and lower jaws (Ref. 74419).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Sonnenberg, R., 2007. Two new species of Chromaphyosemion (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae) from the coastal plain of Equatorial Guinea. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 18(4):359-373. (Ref. 74419)

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 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00447 - 0.02692), b=2.92 (2.71 - 3.13), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .