Micropanchax ehrichi : fisheries, aquarium

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Micropanchax ehrichi (Berkenkamp & Etzel, 1994)

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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Procatopodidae (African lampeyes) > Procatopodinae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; non-migratory.   Tropical; 25°N - 10°N, 12°W - 5°E

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Africa: a slow flowing creek near Samalofila, southwest of Bamako, and a locality east of Bougouni in southwestern Mali (Ref. 57259).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57259); 4.0 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-7; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 11 - 14. Diagnosis: small and slender ‘Lampeye’ species with rounded unpaired fins and low sexual dimorphism; dorsal fin with 5-7 rays, anal fin with 11-14 rays, displacement between dorsal and anal fins 1/9-12; scales on mid-lateral series 27-30 (Ref. 57259). Colouration: Male colouration: body colour is pale olive-grey with a light blue iridescence on the sides and a white ventral area; the scales have narrow dark brown to black margins; unpaired fins are mainly pale green; the caudal fin has a grey to black edging to the upper and lower parts, and the dorsal fin displays a grey to black margin; the anal fin has a brown submarginal band; the ventral fins are green (Ref. 57259). Female colouration: the colour pattern is similar to that of the male but much less prominent; the bands in the unpaired fins are also much less distinct (Ref. 57259). Both sexes show a light blue to green reflection in the iris (Ref. 57259).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in schools, most commonly in the upper water layers (Ref. 57259). Not a seasonal killifish. Is easy to maintain in the aquarium (Ref. 27139).

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Huber, J.H., 1999. Updates to the phylogeny and systematics of the African lampeye schooling cyprinodonts (Cyprinodontiformes: Aplocheilichthyinae). Cybium 23(1):53-77. (Ref. 30546)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 06 June 2019

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Fisheries: ; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.