Fundulopanchax gardneri  (Boulenger, 1911)

Blue lyretail
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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: 6.0 - 7.2; dH range: 5 - 8; non-migratory.   Tropical; 22°C - 25°C (Ref. 31267)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3788)

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Africa: Cross River and the lower part of the Beno.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in brooks, swamps, polls and streams in the humid forested and highland savanna and rainforest (Ref. 3788). Not a seasonal killifish. Bottom spawner, 1 month incubation (Ref. 27139). Aquarium keeping: minimum aquarium size 60 cm (Ref. 51539).

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Collier, G.E., 2010. The genus Fundulopanchax. Taxonomic history and molecular phylogeny. J. Am. Killifish Ass. 43(1):3-26. (Ref. 87109)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00480 - 0.02286), b=2.88 (2.69 - 3.07), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.