Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes
(Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Nothobranchiidae
Etymology: Aphyosemion: Greek, aphye, -es, sardine, anchovy + Greek, semeion = mark, signal (Ref. 45335); ecucuense: The species is named after the Rio Ecucu, in the northern coastal plain of Equatorial Guinea (Ref. 74419).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Africa: tributaries of the middle and upper Río Ecucu system in Equatorial Guinea (Ref. 74419).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74419); 2.8 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13 - 15. Scales are cycloid; body and head entirely scaled, except ventral surface of head; no scales on dorsal- and anal-fin base, 2-3 on caudal-fin base (Ref. 74419). Scales on mid-longitudinal series 25-27, transverse series of scales above pelvic fin 8-9 (Ref. 74419). Open frontal neuromast system with two separate grooves, preopercular canal with 6 pores (Ref. 74419). Several rows of hooked and unicuspid teeth on upper and lower jaws (Ref. 74419).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Sonnenberg, R., 2007. Two new species of Chromaphyosemion (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae) from the coastal plain of Equatorial Guinea. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 18(4):359-373. (Ref. 74419)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00442 - 0.02595), b=2.92 (2.71 - 3.13), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±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) .