Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes
(Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Poeciliidae
(Poeciliids) > Aplocheilichthyinae
Etymology: Aplocheilichthys: Greek, aploe, -es = simplicity + Greek, cheilos = lip + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.8 - 6.5; non-migratory. Tropical; 24°C - 29°C (Ref. 31267)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31267); common length : 2.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27139)
Africa: Central Congo River drainage, including the shore region of Lake Tumba.
Occurs in weedy parts of small rivers, brooks and swamps in river drainages (Ref. 3788). Not a seasonal killifish. Is very difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Seegers, L., 1997. Killifishes of the world: Old world killis I: (Aphyosemion, lampeyes, ricefishes). Aqualog, Verlag: A.C.S. Gmbh, Germany. 160 p. (Ref. 31267)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [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 (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 (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .