Micropanchax fuelleborni (Ahl, 1924)
Lake Rukwa lampeye
Micropanchax fuelleborni
photo by Seegers, L.

 Family:  Poeciliidae (Poeciliids), subfamily: Procatopodinae
 Max. size:  3.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 6.5 - 7.19999980926514, non-migratory
 Distribution:  Africa: Lake Rukwa (Tanzania) (Ref. 27139, 27292), Malagarazi (Ref. 54847), Wembere system (Ref. 27292) and the Mweru-Luapula area (upper Congo River basin)(Ref. 95585). Also reported from the upper Lualaba (=Upper Congo in Ref. 95585).
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Prefers surface layer of smaller and more quiet waters which usually are shallow and which may be subject to desiccation from time to time; also found in fast flowing waters; often seen in large accumulations; feeds on small terrestrial insects, water insects and their larvae, and other animals like crustacean and others which they are able to swallow; deposit eggs between plants and roots in shallow water or at margin of waters; young need 8-10 days to hatch (Ref. 27292). Not a seasonal killifish (Ref. 27139).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 25.04.94
 Modified by: Boden, Gert - 10.11.16
 Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 09.02.95

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