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: wieseae: The new species is named after Barbara Wiese, who was the first who recognized it as a new Scriptaphyosemion species (Ref. 91031).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
Africa: northern Sierra Leone between the Sula and Wara Wara mountains, located within the Seli or Rokel River basin (Ref. 91031).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91031)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 16 - 17;
Vertebrae: 29 - 30. Diagnosis: Scriptaphyosemion wieseae is distinguished from its congeners by a unique combination of male and female coloration characters (Ref. 91031). Males have a blue body color, red dots on side forming irregular, interrupted red stripes, especially on caudal peduncle a more reticulated pattern, unpaired and pelvic fins centre blue with a narrow blue margin and a broad red submargin, on anal and dorsal fin a small number of basal red blotches, centre of caudal fin with some red blotches, pectoral transparent to orange with a blue margin; females with a dark brown midlateral stripe, interrupted on caudal peduncle, body on lower half of side and ventrally orange vs. a mainly red lateral body color in male S. cauveti (Ref. 91031).
Present in small rivers and a large rice swamp (Ref. 91031).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Sonnenberg, R. and E. Busch, 2012. Description of Scriptaphyosemion wieseae (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae), a new species from northern Sierra Leone. Bonn Zool. Bull. 61(1):13-28. (Ref. 91031)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), 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) .