Code Index

British Museum (Natural History) - Early Collections

Some of the first Killifish collections were sent as preserved material to the British Museum (Natural History) & other museums in Europe.
This page lists only those in the British Museum (Natural History) up to 1915.
Species are listed in original & current namings. Place names are spelt as seen in the publication.

G.L.Bates Esq.

Fundulus bivittatus Aphyosemion bivittatum Kribi River, S.Cameroon
Tributries of Lobi River, S.Cameroon
Fundulus loennbergii Aphyosemion loennbergii Kribi River (Types)
    Zima Country
Fundulus batesii Aphyosemion batesii Ja River at Bitye (Types)
Bumba River at Assobam (Types)
Fundulus sjoestedti Fundulopanchax sjoestedti Nyong River at Akonolinga, S.Cameroon
Haplochilus camerunensis Aphyosemion camerunensis Kribi River, S.Cameroon (Types)
Nyong River
Ja River (Type)
Haplochilus sexfasciatus Epiplatys sexfasciatus Lobi River, S.Cameroon
Kribi River
Benito River, Spanish Guinea
Haplochilus exiguus Aphyosemion exiguum Nyong River
Haplochilus spilauchen Aplocheilichthys spilauchen Benito River, Spanish Guinea
Procatopus nototaenia Procatopus nototaenia Tributary of Lobi River, S.Cameroon. (Types)
Kribi River, S.Cameroon


Fundulus bivittatus Aphyosemion bivittatum Banaberi Swamps, inland of Duala, Cameroon

Mr.J.Paul Arnold

Fundulus bivittatus Aphyosemion bivittatum Old Calabar
Fundulus gardneri Fundulopanchax gardneri Old Calabar
Fundulus gularis Fundulopanchax gularis Warri (Types)
    Niger Delta
Fundulus arnoldi Fundulopanchax arnoldi Warri
Fundulus sjoestedti Fundulopanchax sjoestedti Calabar
Haplochilus camerunensis Aphyosemion camerunensis Cape Lopez, Gabon
Haplochilus liberiensis Scriptaphyosemion liberiensis Monrovia
Haplochilus fasciolatus Epiplatys fasciolatus Sierra Leone
Haplochilus sexfasciatus Epiplatys sexfasciatus Warri
Mouths of Niger
Epiplatys infrafasciatus Old Calabar (Type of Epiplatys infrafasciatus)
Haplochilus chaperi Epiplatys chaperi Sierra Leone
Haplochilus calliurus Aphyosemion calliurum ? Liberia. (Types)
Haplochilus spilauchen Aplocheilichthys spilauchen Warri
Old Calabar
Haplochilus macrurus Lacustricola macrurus Old Calabar
Haplochilus senegalensis Epiplatys spilargyreius Old Calabar
Haplochilus longiventralis Epiplatys longiventralis Old Calabar
Mouths of Niger
Haplochilus macrostigma Epiplatys singa Boma, Congo.
Haplochilus grahami Epiplatys grahami Old Calabar

Capt. R.D.Gard'ner

Fundulus gardneri Fundulopanchax gardneri Okwoga (Lat. 70°N., Long. 7° 45' E.). Headwaters of Cross River. (Types)
Swamps between Agwarba & Awka, Lower Niger.
Haplochilus longiventralis Epiplatys longiventralis Swamps between Agwarba & Awka, Lower Niger. (Types)

Major G.E.Bruce

Fundulus gardneri Fundulopanchax gardneri Pool at Udi, Cross River. (Types - H.brucii)
Haplochilus sexfasciatus Epiplatys sexfasciatus Stream at Awka, Lower Niger
Stream at Udi, headwaters of Cross River
Omalu, headwaters of Aboina River, Cross River
Haplochilus spilauchen Aplocheilichthys spilauchen Lagos, in mangrove swamp.
Procatopus nototaenia Procatopus nototaenia River flowing into the Niger below Asaba.

Major W.A.C.Cockburn

Fundulus gardneri Fundulopanchax gardneri Bendi District, Cross River.
Haplochilus sexfasciatus Epiplatys sexfasciatus Cross River District, Old Calabar
Procatopus nototaenia Procatopus nototaenia Cross River District, Old Calabar
    Bendi District, Cross River, Old Calabar


Fundulus spurelli Fundulopanchax walkeri Tano River, Gold Coast (Types)
Haplochilus sexfasciatus Epiplatys sexfasciatus Near Dunkwa, Gold Coast
Haplochilus petersii Nimbapanchax petersi Dunkwa, Gold Coast


Fundulus gularis Fundulopanchax gularis Agberi (Types)
Haplochilus ansorgii Epiplatys ansorgii Masoma River, flowing into Lake Agemwe at Umpokoya. (Types)
Haplochilus sexfasciatus Epiplatys sexfasciatus Sapelle, Lower Niger
Assay, Lower Niger
Abanga River, Ogowe
Luali River (Chiloango) at Lundo
Haplochilus striatus Aphyosemion striatum Abanga River, Ogowe, between 1st & 2nd rapids.
Lundo, Luali River, Portuguese Congo.
Haplochilus spilauchen Aplocheilichthys spilauchen Geba River at Bafata, Portuguese Guinea.
Degama, Lower Niger
Chiloango Town, Portuguese Congo
Haplochilus macrurus Lacustricola macrurus Marimba, Lake Sarmento, Angola (Types)
Quanza River at Dondo, Angola
Haplochilus cabindae Plataplochilus cabindae Lucola River, near Cabinda. (Types)
Buco Zau, Luali River
Haplochilus macrostigma Epiplatys singa Lucola River near Cabinda (Type)
Luculla River, Chiloango
Luali River at Lundo

R.B.N.Walker Esq & Dr.A.Günther

Fundulus walkeri Fundulopanchax walkeri Bokitsa Mine (Wasa). (Types)
Haplochilus sexfasciatus Epiplatys sexfasciatus Atesu River, Gold Coast
Bokitsa Mine, Wasa, Gold Coast


Haplochilus fasciolatus Epiplatys fasciolatus Sierra Leone (Types)


Haplochilus sexfasciatus Epiplatys sexfasciatus Kotchwah River, Gold Coast
Haplochilus spilauchen Aplocheilichthys spilauchen Gabon


Fundulus sjoestedti Fundulopanchax sjoestedti Axim, Gold Coast.


Haplochilus christyi Aphyosemion christyi Lindi River (Types)


Haplochilus ferranti Aphyosemion ferranti Kondue, Kasai (One of the types)
Haplochilus lujae Aphyosemion lujae Kondue, Sankun River (Types)
Haplochilus multifasciatus Epiplatys multifasciatus Kondue, Kasai. (Types)


Haplochilus camerunensis Aphyosemion camerunensis ? Fernando Po
Haplochilus sexfasciatus Epiplatys sexfasciatus Fernando Po

W.P.Lowe Esq.

Haplochilus sexfasciatus Epiplatys sexfasciatus Nanna Kru, Liberia

Capt. Royaux

Haplochilus sexfasciatus Epiplatys sexfasciatus Banzyville, Ubanghi


Haplochilus chaperi Epiplatys chaperi Assini, Gold Coast. (One of the types)


Haplochilus elegans Aphyosemion elegans Bikoro, Lake Tumba. (Types)


Haplochilus calliurus Aphyosemion calliurum West Africa

Miss Kingsley

Haplochilus spilauchen Aplocheilichthys spilauchen Old Calabar


Haplochilus hutereaui Lacustricola hutereaui Dungu, Uelle (Types)
Haplochilus nigricans Epiplatys chevalieri Dungu

L.Loat Esq.

Haplochilus loati Micropanchax loati Lake No. (Types)
Haplochilus schoelleri Micropanchax loati Ghet-el-Nassara, Lake Menzaleh
Haplochilus marni Epiplatys spilargyreius Lake No, White Nile.

H.H.King Esq.

Haplochilus loati Micropanchax loati Lake No. (Types)
Haplochilus kingii Micropanchax kingii Khor on Sobat River. (Types)
Haplochilus marni Epiplatys spilargyreius Khor Barboy, White Nile.
Haplochilus bifasciatus Epiplatys bifasciatus Lake No.


Haplochilus schoelleri Micropanchax loati Near Lake Marcotis (Types)

Dr W.A.Cunnington & Dr. C.L.Boulenger

Haplochilus schoelleri Micropanchax loati Birket Karun, Fayum


Haplochilus moeruensis Lacustricola moeruensis Lake Mweru at Kilug (Types)
Lake Mweru at Nkole (Types)
Haplochilus katangae Lacustricola katangae Elizabethville


Haplochilus katangae Lacustricola katangae Lubumbashi River, near Elizabethville. (Types)

A.White Esq.

Haplochilus johnstonii Lacustricola johnstoni Fort Johnston. (Types)

Dr. E.Warren

Haplochilus johnstonii Lacustricola johnstoni Indukuduku, Zululand

J.Petherick Esq.

Haplochilus marni Epiplatys spilargyreius Khartum (One of the types of fasciolatus)

Dr. F.Werner

Haplochilus marni Epiplatys spilargyreius Mongalla near Gondokoro
Haplochilus bifasciatus Epiplatys bifasciatus Mongalla near Gondokoro

Dr. Klaptser

Haplochilus senegalensis Epiplatys spilargyreius Dubola, French Guinea

Dr. A.Ingram

Haplochilus senegalensis Epiplatys spilargyreius Northern Territory of Gold Coast

Dr. W.Wolterstorff

Haplochilus senegalensis Epiplatys spilargyreius Gold Coast

Dr. W.M.Graham

Haplochilus grahami Epiplatys grahami Swamps near Lagos. (Types)

Mr. E.Marré

Haplochilus grahami Epiplatys grahami West Africa.

Dr. J.W.Todd

Haplochilus singa Epiplatys singa Boma


Haplochilus singa Epiplatys singa Lindi River

A.E.Kitson Esq

Procatopus nototaenia Procatopus nototaenia Asaba, Lower Niger

Reference - Catalogue of the Fresh-water Fishes of Africa in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume III. George Albert Boulenger, FRS. 1915