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
Country info:  Known from coastal plains in western (Ref. 51193, 81647) and southwestern Cameroon (Ref. 3788, 81647), including Meme River (Ref. 81647), Sanaga River (Ref. 81647) and Kribi River (Ref. 31267). Also Ref. 27138.

Entered by: Musschoot, Tobias - 19.01.11
Modified by: Boden, Gert - 24.11.16

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