Micropanchax scheeli (Roman, 1971)
Scheel's lampeye
photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Family:  Poeciliidae (Poeciliids), subfamily: Procatopodinae
Max. size:  4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 5.80000019073486 - 7.19999980926514, non-migratory
Distribution:  Africa: Lower Lomé and Kienke drainages in southwestern Cameroon. Rio Utonde and Rio Beni river drainages in Equatorial Guinea. Nigeria.
Biology:  Occurs in rivers and brooks, mostly in weedy areas and under forest cover in river drainages (Ref. 3788). Not a seasonal killifish. Is very difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 May 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 25.04.94
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 05.05.09
Checked by: Boden, Gert - 21.12.04

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