Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes
(Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Procatopodidae
(African lampeyes) > Procatopodinae
Etymology: Hylopanchax: Greek, hylo, hyle = material, wood + Panchax, a word created by Meinken in 1932 ; moke: The species name 'moké' is the Lingala word for "very small", referring to the minute size of this species (Ref. 94189).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
Africa: western part of the middle Congo River basin, between the Tshuapa and Kasai Rivers, in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 94189).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94189)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 15 - 17;
Vertebrae: 31. Diagnosis: This species is distinguished from all other Hylopanchax species by its extreme slender body (body depth 16.3-20.0% of standard length vs. 20.8-35.5% in standard length), and small size of mature specimens, being maximum 21.2 mm standard length (Ref. 94189). Back almost straight and almost no difference in body depth between pectoral fin and anal fin versus convex back and greatest body depth always between pelvic and anal fin in other species of Hylopanchax (Ref. 94189).
Found in calmer parts of larger forest streams (Ref. 94189).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 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
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .