Aphyosemion plagitaenium  Huber, 2004

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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);  plagitaenium: The species name, plagitaenium, means with an oblique band, in reference to the oblique - not vertical - red lower lineated pattern on male sides, sometimes forming a "chevron" pattern with upper sides (Ref. 83477).

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

Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: only known from the type locality at Epoma (Mambili drainage, Likouala system, middle Congo River basin) in the Republic of Congo (Ref. 83477).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83477)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

A small species, with a slightly more slender morphology in the Aphyosemion subgenus and with a unique color pattern on male posterior sides of oblique red lines, sometimes fusing to form chevrons ('<<', as seen starting from head) and with red blotches near the base of the anal fin (Ref. 83477).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Primary forest creeks with cool water (Ref. 83477).

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Huber, J.H., 2004. Description of a new Aphyosemion species from Congo, A. plagitaenium n. sp., exhibiting a probable intra-generic color convergence with oblique bars. Freshw. Mar. Aquarium 27(12):70-74. (Ref. 83477)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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=0.01072 (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):  3.2   ±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) .