Fp. deltaensis – photograph used with permission by Heinz Ott.
|A 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.
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
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.