Procatopus similis  Ahl, 1927

Variable lampeye
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Poeciliidae (Poeciliids) > Procatopodinae
Etymology: Procatopus: Greek, pro = in front o + Greek, kata = down + Greek pous = feet.   More on author: Ahl.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: 5 - 12; non-migratory.   Tropical; 24°C - 26°C (Ref. 2060)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31267); common length : 5.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27139)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-13; Anal soft rays: 15 - 19

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Africa: Southern Nigeria, west and east Cameroon southward to the Lokundje river.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in small rivers and brooks, mainly in the streaming parts. In coastal plain rainforests and secondary forests. Not a seasonal killifish. Is difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).

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Huber, J.H., 1996. Killi-Data 1996. Updated checklist of taxonomic names, collecting localities and bibliographic references of oviparous Cyprinodont fishes (Atherinomorpha, Pisces). Société Française d'Ichtyologie, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France, 399 p. (Ref. 27139)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.