Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.8 - 7.2; non-migratory. Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 12468)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27139)
Africa: Lower Lomé and Kienke drainages in southwestern Cameroon. Rio Utonde and Rio Beni river drainages in Equatorial Guinea. Nigeria.
Occurs in rivers and brooks, mostly in weedy areas and under forest cover in river drainages (Ref. 3788). Not a seasonal killifish. Is very difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).
Wildekamp, R.H. and F.J. Malumbres, 2004. Identification of Micropanchax scheeli (Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliidae: Aplocheilichthyinae) with a description of a new species of the genus Poropanchax. Cybium 28(1):61-67.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .