Plataplochilus miltotaenia Lambert, 1963
Red striped lampeye
Plataplochilus miltotaenia
photo by Hellner, S

Family:  Procatopodidae (African lampeyes), subfamily: Procatopodinae
Max. size:  5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6.5 - 7.19999980926514, non-migratory
Distribution:  Africa: lower Ogowe River and Komo River systems in northwest Gabon (Ref. 81647).
Biology:  Occurs in small streams, brooks, rivers and swamps in drainage basins. Not a seasonal killifish. Is very difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 (D2) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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