Nimbapanchax jeanpoli (Berkenkamp & Etzel 1979)
This form circulated in the
USA in 1980.
Photo courtesy of Tony Terceira.
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After Jeanpol Vandersmissen of the AKFB.
Berkenkamp H.O. & Etzel V. 1979.
The Roloffia species of Liberia, with research into the identity of Roloffia melantereon (Fowler 1950) and a description of Roloffia jeanpoli spec. nov.
BKA Publication, 15 pages, 3 figures, maps.
Boni Hills (melantereon) - Collected by Roloff in 1979.
Robertsport (melantereon) - Collected by Matlock in 1972.
Voinjame - Type locality. Collected by Schmitt & Guignard in 1976 & originally distributed as KCF 4. Roloff originally considered these fish to be Rol.melantereon in 1977.
16 miles from Voinjama towards Zor Zor (northern Liberia).
The upper Mano (Lofa) River drainage system of northwestern Liberia & eastern Guinea (on the inland plateau).
Brooks in forested savannah.
Reportedly a difficult species to breed. A permanent breeding setup has been used successfully. Eggs hatch in 14-20 days of water incubation. Fry are not harmed by the parents with sufficient cover but the larger fry should be removed to prevent their eating the younger fry.
Sexual maturity is attained at around 6 months.
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