Hypsopanchax zebra (Pellegrin, 1929)
Zebra lampeye
photo by RMCA

Family:  Procatopodidae (African lampeyes), subfamily: Procatopodinae
Max. size:  5.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 5.80000019073486 - 7.19999980926514, non-migratory
Distribution:  Africa: basins of the upper OgoouĂ©, upper Niari, upper Louesse, Loeme, upper Kouilou and Foulakari (lower Congo River tributary) in southeastern Gabon and central and western Republic of Congo (Ref. 59344).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurs in small forest brooks and rivers, usually moderate to fast-flowing bodies of water under forest cover (Ref. 59344). Not a seasonal killifish. Is very difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 26.04.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 14.04.00

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