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FUNDULOPANCHAX

 

FUNDULOPANCHAX DELTAENSIS Gunther 1866

Genus: Fundulopanchax     Sub-Genus:     Gularopanchax    Family: Nothobranchiidae     Class: Actinopterygii     Phylum: Chordate    Order: Cyprinodontiformes

 

 

 

AQUARIST INFORMATION

 

See the source imageFp. deltaensis – photograph used with permission by Heinz Ott.

Fundulopanchax species that has undergone some overall confusion as to its correct identity over the years.  The first importation of Fp. deltaense came in the early 20th century and underwent a couple of name changes.   The name comes from the natural habitat in Niger Delta swamps in southern Nigeria

 

In the United States, Fp. deltaense was referred to as Pt. NSC-7 and also erroneously as A. fallax.

 

 

KNOWN POPULATIONS

Bolu-Angiama OJ0 3/9 & NG MM 14     Koloware ( CI 05 )     Odieke, Orashi River     Rumuokwuta, near Port Harcourt     Warri (deltaense form)     CI 05 (Import into the USA)     TAAG 2003 / 3

TAXONOMIC DATA

    • D = 16, A = 18, D/A = 0, ll = 33 (Huber – Killidata online).

LITERATURE:

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION:     

Radda A.C. 1976.     Neubeschreibung von Aphyosemion amieti nov.sp. aus Kamerun und Aphyosemion deltaense nov.spec. aus Nigeria.     Aquaria (St.Gallen 23: 51-60, 4 figures, 2 tabs.  

LINKS:

http://www.wak.aka.org/Ref_Library/Fundulopanchax/Fp.deltaensis

 

 

 

 

 

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