Nimbapanchax leucopterygius Sonnenberg & Busch, 2009
N.leucopterygius. Photo courtesy of Ed Pürzl
|Meaning of Name||
After the white margin of the anal. Taken from the Greek - leucos meaning white & pterygion meaning fin or wing.
Holotype - Male, 43·6mm Standard length (SL) - 6 cm TL.
D=10-14, A=15-18, ll=28-30 + 3-4. Sonnenberg & Busch 2009.
n = 21, A = 26 (Scheel 1990) (maeseni)
Archiaphyosemion aff. maeseni
Likado - http://home8.swipnet.se/%7Ew-86183/likado.htm Alf & Anitas site.
Lola - GRC 90 / 174 -
Lola - Collected by Christian Cauvet & Raymond Romand in 1990 & distributed as GRC 90 / 174.
Masei River (Type locality) - Collected by Poll in 1941.
Mount Nimba (area) - Collected by Daget in 1948.
N'zerekore - Collected by Olsen in 1963-64.
Pellegrin is known to have collected in western Ivory Coast in 1934. Also, Etzel & Putz collected them from an unknown location.
It's interesting in viewing a photo online
from a German site when asking for an online translation it turns
GF into AP.
A small, slow flowing creek in rainforest, coverered by tree canopy. Water was slightly brown stained, water temperature 20° C, maximum water depth 40cm.
Inhabits a large area in northeastern Liberia,
southwestern Guinea & western Ivory Coast.
Small streams, brooks & pools in areas of forested savannah.
is a robust species of rather drab colouration. The anal fin has a light
blue border in the outer margin. The fish distributed as aff.maeseni
has a red border in place of this light blue. Also, the anal has
no markings, whereas maeseni
has a spotted pattern in this fin.
Can be confused with Nimbapanchax melanopterygius. This species has no outer margin of pale blue in unpaired or ventral fins. Instead this outer margin is a deeper blue.
The holotype was collected at Foret Classeé
de Dieke, southeastern Guinea by E.Busch & B.Wiese on 16th May 2006.
This was collection code GF06 / 6.
History of the synonym Aphyosemion
Reportedly not an easy species to breed. Eggs water incubate for around 14 days. Sexual maturity is reached at about 6 months.
|Diameter of Egg|
Thanks to Rainer Sonnenberg for sending the paper 'Description of a new genus & two new species of killifish (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae) from West Africa, with a discussion of the taxonomic status of Aphyosemion maeseni Poll, 1941' Sonnenberg & Busch.