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Fundulopanchax arnoldi  (Boulenger, 1908)

Arnold's killi
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Nothobranchiidae (African rivulines)
Etymology: Fundulopanchax: Latin, fundus = bottom; a peculiar name for a topminnow, coined for a bottom species of Atlantic coast being "the abode of the fundulus mudfish" + Greek, soma = body.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.8 - 7.2; non-migratory.   Tropical; 22°C - 25°C (Ref. 2060), preferred ?; 6°N - 4°N

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Africa: southern Nigeria.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27139)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in temporary swamps and swampy parts of smaller brooks in the coastal rainforest (Ref. 3788). Bottom spawner, 2 months incubation (Ref. 27139).

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Huber, J.H., 1996. Killi-Data 1996. Updated checklist of taxonomic names, collecting localities and bibliographic references of oviparous Cyprinodont fishes (Atherinomorpha, Pisces). Société Française d'Ichtyologie, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France, 399 p. (Ref. 27139)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

  Endangered (EN) (B1ab(ii,iii,v)+2ab(ii,iii,v))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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