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Plataplochilus ngaensis  (Ahl, 1924)

Nga lampeye
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Poeciliidae (Poeciliids) > Procatopodinae
Etymology: Plataplochilus: Greek, platys = flat + Greek, hoplon = weapon + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.5 - 7.2; non-migratory.   Tropical; 20°C - 26°C (Ref. 2059), preferred ?

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Africa: lower Ogowe River drainage in southern Equatorial Guinea and northwestern Gabon (Ref. 3788).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31267); common length : 3.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27139)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in small streams, brooks and swamps in drainage systems. Not a seasonal killifish. Is very difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).

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Huber, J.H., 1996. Killi-Data 1996. Updated checklist of taxonomic names, collecting localities and bibliographic references of oviparous Cyprinodont fishes (Atherinomorpha, Pisces). Société Française d'Ichtyologie, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France, 399 p. (Ref. 27139)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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