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FUNDULOPANCHAX


 

FUNDULOPANCHAX SJOESTEDTI Loennberg, 1895
(BLUE GULARIS)
Genus: Fundulopanchax    Family: Nothobranchiidae     Class: Actinopterygii     Phylum: Chordate    Order: Cyprinodontiformes
 

Photo by Karel Zahradka

    Fp. sjoestedti is the emblem fish of the American Killifish Association and may well be the best-known representative of killifish worldwide.  One of the largest killifish, specimens have been known to reach 7 inches.  Fp. sjoestedti inhabits coastal western Nigeria, the Niger Delta, and western Cameroon.  The habitat is Raffia swamps, temporary pools, and swampy areas.

 


KNOWN POPULATIONS

Dwarf Red      Fungé      Lagos     Loé     Port Harcourt    Ndian River     Niger Delta     Sapele     USA (An import)     Warri     CJ 05 – Niger Delta


LITERATURE

** important note:  Several websites identify Fp. sjoestedti with the common name Golden Pheasant.  This error was initially found in William T. Innes “Exotic Aquarium Fishes” and many authors have unfortunately perpetuated this mistake.  The Golden Pheasant is actually Callopanchax occidentalis.

 

 

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