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Hylopanchax moke  van der Zee, Sonnenberg & Schliewen, 2013

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Poeciliidae (Poeciliids) > Aplocheilichthyinae
Etymology: Hylopanchax: Greek, hylo, hyle = material, wood + Panchax, a word created by Meinken in 1932 ;  moke: The species name 'moké' is the Lingala word for "very small", referring to the minute size of this species (Ref. 94189).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: western part of the middle Congo River basin, between the Tshuapa and Kasai Rivers, in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 94189).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94189)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-7; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 15 - 17; Vertebrae: 31. Diagnosis: This species is distinguished from all other Hylopanchax species by its extreme slender body (body depth 16.3-20.0% of standard length vs. 20.8-35.5% in standard length), and small size of mature specimens, being maximum 21.2 mm standard length (Ref. 94189). Back almost straight and almost no difference in body depth between pectoral fin and anal fin versus convex back and greatest body depth always between pelvic and anal fin in other species of Hylopanchax (Ref. 94189).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in calmer parts of larger forest streams (Ref. 94189).

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van der Zee, J.R., R. Sonnenberg and U.K. Schliewen, 2013. Description of three new species of Hylopanchax Poll & Lambert, 1965 from the central Congo basin (Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliidae: Procatopodini) with a redefinition of the genus. Zootaxa 3701(1):35-53. (Ref. 94189)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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