Aphyosemion louessense  (Pellegrin, 1931)

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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).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; non-migratory.   Tropical; 18°C - 22°C (Ref. 2060)

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Africa: Louessé River, Bouenza River and Niari River in Republic of Congo (Ref. 3788, 116455). Reports from upper Nyanga river in southern Gabon and Republic of Congo (Ref. 3788) refer to Aphyosemion jeanhuberi (Ref. 116455).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3788)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in brooks and small streams in the rainforest and forested savanna of the inland plain (Ref. 3788). Not a seasonal killifish; easy to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).

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Valdesalici, S. and W. Eberl, 2015. Aphyosemion jeanhuberi, a new killifish species of the Aphyosemion ogoense species group (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae), with remarks on the identity of Aphyosemion louessense (Pellegrin, 1931). Aqua, Int. J. Ichthyol. 21(3):110-119. (Ref. 116455)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Vulnerable (VU) (B1ab(iii))

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: ; 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=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this 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.