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Lacustricola vitschumbaensis  (Ahl, 1924)

Bitschumbi lampeye
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Poeciliidae (Poeciliids) > Procatopodinae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.5 - 8.5; non-migratory.   Tropical; 24°C - 30°C (Ref. 12468)

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Africa: Lake Edward, Lake George, and the connecting Kasinga Channel, the Rutshuru River and the upper Semliki River (above the rapids) in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and western Uganda; northern part of Lake Victoria in southern Uganda; Mbuga Creek close to the Niansimbi (or Buranga) hot springs in western Uganda (Ref. 47311). A population showing affinities with this species also occurs in the Lake Kioga drainage systen of southern Uganda (Ref. 47311).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3788)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Anal spines: 0

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Swamps, shallows and shore regions of Lakes Edward and George; shore regions and papyrus swamps in northern part of Lake Victoria (Ref. 47311). Not a seasonal killifish (Ref. 27139). Development time of eggs in captivity is 14 days; sexual maturity reached at 6-7 months (Ref. 47311).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Wildekamp, R.H., 1995. A world of killies. Atlas of the oviparous cyprinodontiform fishes of the world. Volume II. The genera Aplocheilichthys, Aplocheilus, Austrofundulus, Campellolebias, Crenichthys, Cualac, Cubanichthys. Cynolebias, Cynopoecilus and Cyprinodon. The American Killifish Association, Inc. 384 p. (Ref. 47311)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: ; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00167 - 0.01195), b=3.13 (2.90 - 3.36), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.