Aphyosemion striatum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Aphyosemion striatum
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1911)
Aphyosemion escherichi (non Ahl, 1924)
Aphyosemion lujae (non Boulenger, 1911)
Aphyosemion striatum ogoense (non Pellegrin, 1930)
Epiplatys striatus (Boulenger, 1911)
Haplochilus striatus Boulenger, 1911
Panchax escherichi (non Ahl, 1924)
Panchax striatus (Boulenger, 1911)
Taxonomic Notes: Subgenus (Mesoaphyosemion).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-02-16
Assessor(s): Moelants, T.
Reviewer(s): Brummett, R., Mbe Tawe, A.N., Dening Touokong, C., Reid, G.M., Snoeks, J. Staissny, M., Moelants, T., Mamonekene, V., Ndodet, B., Ifuta, S.N.B., Chilala, A., Monsembula, R., Ibala Zamba, A., Opoye Itoua, O., Pouomogne, V., Darwall, W. & Smith, K.
The species is widespread within the Central Africa assessment region and is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A Lower Guinea endemic, found in the lower Mitemele River (Equatorial Guinea), and in the Mbei (or Mbe), Komo, Abanga and lower Ogowe Rivers (Gabon).
Equatorial Guinea; Gabon
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Aphyosemion striatum is a benthopelagic, non-migratory species. It occurs in swamps, brooks and small streams in the coastal rainforest (Wildekamp et al. 1986). Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) striatum is not a seasonal killifish. This species is easy to maintain in the aquarium (Huber 1996).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Moelants, T. 2010. Aphyosemion striatum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.
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