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Aphyosemion castaneum  Myers, 1924

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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).   More on author: Myers.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: right bank of the Congo River in Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 86918), including Pool Malebo, the Alima, Aruwimi and Tshopo rivers (Ref. 86918). Reports from the Tshuapa, Lomela and Salonga questionable, possibly representing a new species (Ref. 86918).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87850)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species can be separated from its congeners by the red band in the anal fin and by the very dark red border on the dorsal and caudal fins (Ref. 87849). The body is blue colored with no more than 50 red points (Ref. 87849).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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van der Zee, J.R. and J.H. Huber, 2006. Zur Identität von Aphyosemion christyi (Boulenger, 1915), Aphyosemion schoutedeni (Boulenger, 1920), und Aphyosemion castaneum Myers, 1924. (Pisces, Cyprinodontiformes, Aplocheilidae). DKG-J. 38(5):131-142. (Ref. 87849)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

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=0.01072 (0.00431 - 0.02666), b=2.93 (2.72 - 3.14), 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) .