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Hylopanchax leki  van der Zee, Sonnenberg & Schliewen, 2013

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Poeciliidae (Poeciliids) > Aplocheilichthyinae
Etymology: Hylopanchax: Greek, hylo, hyle = material, wood + Panchax, a word created by Meinken in 1932 ;  leki: The species name 'leki' is the Lingala word for the "smaller or younger sibling", referring to the fact that the species is the slightly smaller one of the sibling species Hylopanchax ndeko of the left bank of the Lokoro River (Ref. 94189).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: Lokoro River near Lompolé, in the Salonga National Park (Mai Ndombe system, middle Congo River basin) in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 94189).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94189)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 18 - 20; Vertebrae: 30. Diagnosis: This species is distinguished from all other Hylopanchax species except for Hylopanchax ndeko, by the position of the dorsal fin (D/A = 8-10 vs. D/A = 11-14), the number of dorsal fin rays (11-13 vs. 6-9), the number of pectoral fin rays (11-13 vs. 8-10), the number of transversal scales (19-20 vs. 15-16), by its deep body (29.2-35.5% of standard length vs. 16.3-25.6% of standard length), by the low caudal peduncle ration (1.2-1.7 vs. 1.6-2.4), and by having 2 or 3 rows of scales underneath the eye versus 1 row of scales; it has also longer dorsal spines of vertebrae at mid-body versus short dorsal spines with lower length differences between mid-body and anterior or posterior spines (Ref. 94189). It is distinguished from Hylopanchax ndeko by having fewer scales in the longitudinal series (m21-23 vs. 24-26), prominent lobes of the supra-temporal neuromast system and male colour pattern; snout, lower jaw, and anterior part of throat dark orange versus yellow snout and lower jaw and white throat in H. ndeko; flanks just below dorsal fin with orange shine versus purple shine, dorsal and anal fin dark orange versus yellow anal and dorsal fin with a red distal submarginal stripe and a nearly transparent margin, white edged caudal fin olive brown with orange shine versus white edged blue caudal fin (Ref. 94189).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected in a small shady stream (Ref. 94189).

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van der Zee, J.R., R. Sonnenberg and U.K. Schliewen, 2013. Description of three new species of Hylopanchax Poll & Lambert, 1965 from the central Congo basin (Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliidae: Procatopodini) with a redefinition of the genus. Zootaxa 3701(1):35-53. (Ref. 94189)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [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), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±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) .