This species is placed in the genus Procatopus in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Mar. 2011: Ref. 86697) following Huber (1999: Ref. 30546)
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; non-migratory. Tropical
Africa: Kaba River in the Mamou river drainage and Little Scarcies river drainages in upper Guinea (Ref. 7372, 57259).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27139)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 16 - 17. Diagnosis: Deep-bodied ‘Lampeye’ species with strong lateral compression and more or less truncated fins; dorsal fin with 9-10 rays, anal fin with 16-17 rays; scales on mid-lateral series 26-28 (Ref. 57259).
Colouration: Male colouration: body colour is pale yellow-olive, with a light blue iridescence on the sides which is strongest between the insert of the pectoral fins and the dorsal fin; all scales of the back and sides have distinct dark brown to black borders, producing a well defined reticulated pattern; all unpaired fins are yellow to pale orange or pink (Ref. 57259). Female colouration: translucent pale grey, the back being darker and the ventral region being silver; lacks the light blue iridescence present on the sides of the male; all unpaired fins are colourless (Ref. 57259). Both sexes show a bright blue reflection in the upper part of the iris (Ref. 57259).
Found in small river and brooks (Ref. 3788, 57259). Not a seasonal killifish (Ref. 27139).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Wildekamp, R.H. and J.R. Van der Zee, 2003. Poeciliidae. p. 300-324 In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux douce et saumâtres de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, Tome 2. Coll. Faune et Flore tropicales 40. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgique, Museum National d'Histoire Naturalle, Paris, France and Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Paris, France. 815 p. (Ref. 57259)
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
= 0.5625 [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 (11 of 100) .