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Aphyosemion omega  (Sonnenberg, 2007)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Nothobranchiidae (African rivulines)
Etymology: Aphyosemion: Greek, aphye, -es, sardine, anchovy + Greek, semeion = mark, signal (Ref. 45335);  omega: Named with regard to Chromaphyosemion alpha; alpha 'the beginning', omega 'the end' in Greek, in reference to the relative position within Chromaphyosemion with C. alpha as the basal species, C. omega as a more derived species.

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Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.0 - ?.   Tropical; 27°C - ? (Ref. 76820), preferred ?

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Africa: endemic to Cameroon and presently known from several places along the road between Kopongo/Somakek and Bonepoupa (Ref. 76820).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76820)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The type locality of this species is a small river in the forest with a maximal depth of approximately 0.2 m and up to 3 m wide, with bottom consisting of sand and gravel and lacking aquatic plants (Ref. 76820).

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Sonnenberg, R., 2007. Description of three new species of the genus Chromaphyosemion Radda, 1971 (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae) from the coastal plains of Cameroon with a preliminary review of the Chromaphyosemion splendopleure complex. Zootaxa 1591:1-38. (Ref. 76820)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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