Poropanchax luxophthalmus (BrĂ¼ning, 1929)
Poropanchax luxophthalmus
photo by RMCA

Family:  Poeciliidae (Poeciliids), subfamily: Aplocheilichthyinae
Max. size:  4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 6 - 8; dH range: 5 - 12, non-migratory
Distribution:  Africa: coastal plains of southern Togo, southern Benin and southern Nigeria (Ref. 57259, 81647); also coastal plains of western and southwestern Cameroon (Ref. 81647).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in small rivers and brooks in the swampy rainforest on the coastal plains (Ref. 3788). It feeds on worms, crustaceans and insects (Ref. 7020). It is not a seasonal killifish and 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: Musschoot, Tobias - 19.01.11
Modified by: Boden, Gert - 24.11.16

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