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Episemion krystallinoron  Sonnenberg, Blum & Misof, 2006

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Nothobranchiidae (African rivulines)
Etymology: Episemion: Greek, epi = over, in front + Gree, semeion, -ou = mark, signal (Ref. 45335);  krystallinoron: Named after the Monts de Cristal, to which it is endemic (Ref. 57728).

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: border area between Gabon and Equatorial Guinea (Ref. 57728).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

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Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 14 - 16. Scales are cycloid: body and head are entirely scaled, except on ventral surface of head; frontal squamation is of G-type; scales on mid-longitudinal series 27-29 + 2-3 on caudal base (Ref. 57728). Episemion krystallinoron has a unique combination of male color characters: the dorsolateral body color of adult males is metallic blue-green, they have three or four more or less regular horizontal rows of red dots onn sides of body, beginning just behind head, and the unpaired fins contain blue to blue-green dots (Ref. 57728).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in fast flowing rivers of 4-5 m wide and 0.80-1 m deep; sandy bottoms and no aquatic vegetation; found amongst overhanging terrestrial vegetation (Ref. 57728).

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Sonnenberg, R., T. Blum and B.Y. Misof, 2006. Description of a new Episemion species (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae) from northern Gabon and southeastern Equatorial Guinea. Zootaxa 1361:1-20. (Ref. 57728)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00455 - 0.02644), b=2.92 (2.71 - 3.13), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.