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Aphyosemion pamaense  Agnèse, Legros, Cazaux & Estivals, 2013

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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);  pamaense: This species is named after the river and the nearby village Pama, the collection locality of the types (Ref. 93722).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: only known from the Pama River, a small tributary of the Nyong River in Cameroon (Ref. 93722).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93722)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-13; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 12 - 15. Diagnosis: Aphyosemion pamaense belongs to the subgenus Chromaphyosemion as it is characterized by the presence of two dark lateral bands in both sexes, these bands may disappear in males depending on the mood of the fish; the caudal fin is shaped with pronounced dorsal and ventral streamers in males; streamers are also present in the dorsal and anal fins; the species is also characterized by 9-14 dorsal rays, and 11-16 anal rays (Ref. 93722). It differs from all other Chromaphyosemion species by the following combination of characters observed in males: orange background of the unpaired fins, anal without any spots, orange throat, purple to blue-grey flanks (Ref. 93722).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It inhabits a small stream in the forest, about 3 m wide and 0.4 m deep with a muddy or sandy bottom (Ref. 93722). Other cyprinodontiforms species found in syntopy are Epiplatys infrafasciatus, Aphyosemion edeanum, and Procatopus similis (Ref. 93722).

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Agnèse, J.-F., O. Legros, B. Cazaux and G. Estivals, 2013. Aphyosemion pamaense, a new killifish species (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae) from Cameroon. Zootaxa 3670(4):516-530. (Ref. 93722)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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