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Aphyosemion lividum  Legros & Zentz, 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);  lividum: The species name is derived from the Latin lividus-i, meaning 'bluish', in reference to the dominant colour of the body and fins of the males of this species (Ref. 78443).

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: Sanaga River and Nyong River, Cameroon (Ref. 78443).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78443)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 13 - 15. Diagnosis: Aphyosemion lividum is distinguished from all other species of the A. calliurum-group and in particular from A. ahli by the blue-rose colour on the flanks of the body, the lines of red dots on the body and the absence of a vertical striation of red dots on the caudal peduncle (Ref. 78443).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Legros, O. and F. Zentz, 2007. Aphyosemion lividum n. sp. (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae), une nouvelle espèce originaire de la région d'Edéa au Cameroun. Killi-Contact 35(6):1-34. (Ref. 78443)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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