Fundulopanchax avichang F.Malumbres & R.Castelo 2001
GEML 00 / 16 Nguba II.
Photo courtesy of José L Fabião (Filipe Torres).
|Meaning of Name||
Malumbres F.& Castelo R. 2001
Description of a new Species belonging to the Genus Fundulopanchax MYERS,1924(Cyprinodontiformes, Aplocheilidae), of the continental Ichthyofauna of Ecuatorial Guinea.
La Ictiofauna continental
de Guinea Ecuatorial. Graellsia , 57 (2):
Holotype: One male with the number MNCN (1) 219.341
with a standard length of 25.52 mm. Seasonal pool located inside the
hydrographic basin of the Ecucu River, Nguba II (Bata, Ecuatorial Guinea).
N 1º 45,651'E 9º 49,443'N. 42 meters of altitude.
40 mm. Tank housed specimens have been reported at 6 cm for a male & 5 cm for a female.
ll = 29-31.
|GEMLB 02 / 1 is the same location as GEML 00/16 but was fished 14 months after the 2000 trip. The biotope was dry & no Fp.avichang were found. Water was found on the other side of the road but this was muddy & again no Fp.avichang were found.|
Nguba II (Bata).
Probably restricted to the coastal area of Bata, Equatorial Guinea.
Small temporary pools of the River Ecucu drainage.
|Distinguishing Characteristics||Apart from the obvious colouration their are certain differences. The caudal fin has no filaments. This fin is also romboidal with a tip. The dorsal fin has no red line. The anal fin is yellow/orange without ray filaments or points. Size is also a distinguishing characteristic as they only grow to 40mm.|
|Colour/Pattern Variability||Probably low.|
17 specimens were collected at Ngabu II on the
GEML 2000 collecting trip. Some were placed in Ethonol 70% & placed
in Madrid's Natural Science National History Museum of Ichthyology (Museo
Nacional de Ciencias Naturales de Madrid).
Preliminary reports suggest this sp. to be non
productive, laying few eggs in peat. They were reported not to lay in
|Diameter of Egg|