Callopanchax toddi (Clausen 1966)
Male imported into the BKA in the '70's. BKA photo.
|Meaning of Name||
Aphyosemion occidentale toddi Clausen, H. S. 1966
Definition of a new cyprinodont genus and description of a 'new'but well-known West African cyprinodont, with a clarification of the terms 'sjöstedti', Aphyosemion sjöstedti (Lönnberg), and Aphyosemion coeruleum (Boulenger).
Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines v. 74 (pts 3-4): 331-341.
D=20, A=18, D/A=0, ll=32·5
A forest pool near a spring close to Barmoi, western Sierra Leone.
Some authors paint a larger distribution area for this this species than is probably the case. This species probably has a restrictive range.
In the type locality toddi is sympatric with Script.geryi.
white or pale blue outer margins in all fins are interesting in the photos
supplied by Christian Cauvet. The lower caudal can also show yellow in
It's easy to spot this species. The caudal fin shows a wide red submarginal band. This can be seen in some photos of C.occidentalis
|Colour/Pattern Variability||Given the limited range this species does exhibit a fairly diverse pattern & colouration especially the pale blue/white in fin outer margins..|
Clausen described this sp (originally a subsp.
of occidentale) from 2 specimens
(one male & one female) collected by Roloff in a forest pool near
a spring close to Barmoi, western Sierra Leone.
It's interesting that in many cases wild fish collected have not been bred & distributed.
|Diameter of Egg||1·5 mm|
This species is rarely seen.