Aplocheilus blockii Arnold, 1911
Green panchax
Aplocheilus blockii
photo by Terceira, A.C.

Family:  Aplocheilidae (Killifishes)
Max. size:  6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; brackish, non-migratory
Distribution:  Asia: India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Biology:  Inhabits stationary and sheltered waters of rivers (Ref. 4833). Found under the surface in still waters, mainly coastal and often brackish, especially where there is surface vegetation or cover, such as mangrove swamps and rice fields. Swims slowly or stays stationary, often in small groups. Feeds on insects, larvae and fish fry. Valuable for mosquito control (Ref. 6028). Not a seasonal killifish.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 06 October 2010 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 02.03.00
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.01.14

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