Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion)

Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) amoenum 

(Radda A.C. & Pürzl E. 1976)

Der Aphyosemion cameronense-Komplex.

DKG Journal 8 (11) 134-138.

Type locality: 3.5 km north-northeast of crossing Sondo-Dibang and Edéa-Yaoundé, west-central Cameroun.

Cameronense group 

Aphyosemion amoenum "Nyemtonye JVC 2013/19" (Kamerun 2013)

Fänger: Jaap Vlaming, Jaap Knol, Van Eck Joop und Heinz Ott



Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) aureum (A.C. Radda 1980)

Beschreibung zweier Aphyosemion Arten aus Süd-Gabun.

Aquaria 27 (11) : 201-205.)

Type locality: near Mouila, 47 km southwest of Koulamoutou, Du Chaillu massif, Ogooué-Lolo province, southern Gabon.
Coeleste group

Aphyosemion aureum "Boudianguila GEB 1994/09" (Gabun 1994)

Fänger: Wolfgang Eberl & Thomas Blum



Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) cameronense

Erstbeschreibung: G.A. Boulenger 1903

(Descriptions of New Cyprinodont Fishes from Southern Cameroon. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. Series 7, 12 (70): 435-441, 1903.)

Bedeutung des Namens: nach dem Land Kamerun (Cameroon)

Type locality: Kribi river and Ja river (today Kienke and Dja), southern Cameroun 

 Cameronense group


Aphyosemion cameronense ABDEK 2012/474" (Gabun 2012)

Fänger: Agnèse Jean-François, Bogaerts Marc, Dening Cyrille, Eva Françoise und Kayoum Grégoire 

Aphyosemion cameronense "Mekaman JVC 2013/10" (Kamerun2013)

Fänger: Jaap Vlaming, Jaap Knol, Van Eck Joop und Heinz Ott 

Aphyosemion cameronense "Ngoyang" (Kamerun)




Aphyosemion cameronense "VAB 2016-11"


Fänger: Venstermans, Aerts & Bogaerts 

Aphyosemion cameronense "VAB 2016-21"


Fänger: Venstermans, Aerts & Bogaerts 


Aphyosemion bellicauda  (Ahl, 1924)

Über neue Afrikanische Zahnkarpfen der Gattung Panchax. Zool. Anz., 60 (3-4): 312.

Type locality: upper Lobo river, Cameroun (Sangmelima, southern Cameroun


Aphyosemion beauforti (Ahl, 1924)

Neue Afrikanische Zahnkarpfen aus dem Zoologischen Museum Berlin. Zool. Anz., 61 (3-4): 144.

Type locality: Sangmelina (today Sangmelima), upper Lobo river, southern Cameroun.


Aphyosemion microstomum (Ahl, 1924)

Über neue Afrikanische Zahnkarpfen der Gattung Panchax. Zool. Anz., 60 (3-4): 303.

Type locality: Nkianga-Lokoundjé river junction, near Bipindi, Cameroun 


Aphyosemion trilineatum (Ladiges, 1934)

Tropische Fische. Aquarium Hamburg Ed., Hamburg: 113, fig.

Type locality: Cameroun (without details).

Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) citrineipinnis (Gabun) (J.H. Huber & A.C. Radda 1977)

Cyprinodontiden Studien in Gabun IV Das du Chaillu Massif. Aquaria 24 : 89-110. 

Type locality: near Yéno, Mogambi, Ogoudou-Ogoulou sub-system of Ngounié, Gabon, ca. 450 m altitude. 

 Coeleste group



Aphyosemion citrineipinnis "Ekembele BSWG 1997-22"


Fänger: Thomas Blum, P.Sewer, H.Weder R. Gluggenbuehl Juli / August 1997, Süd-Gabon

Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) coeleste (Huber & Radda 1977)

Cyprinodontiden-Studien in Gabun. IV. Das Du Chaillu-Massiv.

Aquaria (St Gallen), 24: 89-110, 10 figs., 5 tabs.

Type locality: near Mossango, 13 km northwest of Moanda, on way to Lastoursville, central Gabon, 400 m altitude.
Coeleste group

Aphyosemion coeleste "GBG 1993/02" (Gabun 1993)

Fänger: Friedrich Bitter & Wolfgang Grell.



New species (coeleste group)


Aphyosemion cryptum (Zee et al., 2018)

Aphyosemion cyanoflavum (Zee et al., 2018)

Aphyosemion mandoroense (Zee et al., 2018)


Three new endemic Aphyosemion species (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae) from the Massif du Chaillu in the upper Louessé River system, Republic of the Congo

J.R.V.D. Zee, G. Walsh, V.N.B. Mikembi, M.N. Jonker, M.P. Alexandre and R. Sonnenberg

Zootaxa, 4369 (1): 63-92, 2018



Three new ‘Aphyosemion’ species are described from the upper Louessé River in the Massif du Chaillu, Republic of the Congo, based on a combination of DNA, habitat preference, male colour pattern, and morphological data. ‘Aphyosemion’ cyanoflavum, new species, is a member of the ‘A’. ogoense group. It differs from its congeners by a unique colour pattern and cephalic sensory system which contains a wide supra-orbital groove with large, densely pigmented anterior neuromasts and dark frontal neuromasts housed in one pit with one central anterior lobe. ‘Aphyosemion’ mandoroense, new species, and ‘A’. cryptum, new species, are members of the ‘A’. coeleste group. ‘Aphyosemion’ cryptum, new species, is in appearance very similar to ‘A’. coeleste, but lacks the typical post opercular metallic green blotch and is generally larger in body size. Initial DNA analyses demonstrate that ‘A’. cryptum, new species, is more closely related to ‘A’. mandoroense, new species, than to ‘A’. coeleste, despite similarity in appearance. ‘Aphyosemion’ cryptum, new species, and ‘A’. coeleste occur syntopic in several locations in a sub-catchment of the upper Louessé system, however differ in microhabitat preference. ‘Aphyosemion’ mandoroense, new species, differs by male body and fin colour pattern from all species of the ‘A’. coeleste group except ‘A’. citrineipinnis. From the latter, it can be distinguished by the absence of red pigmentation and a dark grey to black margin in the unpaired fins.


Info:   http://www.mapress.com/j/zt/article/view/zootaxa.4369.1.3 




Aphyosemion cryptum (photo)  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1476042789180000&set=pcb.10155849693122696&type=3&theater


Aphyosemion cyanoflavum (photo)    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1476042742513338&set=pcb.10155849693122696&type=3&theater


Aphyosemion mandoroense (photo)    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1476042455846700&set=pcb.10155849693122696&type=3&theater


Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) etsamense

(2004 Rainer Sonnenberg & Thomas Blum)

Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) etsamense (Cyprinodontiformes: Aplocheiloidei: Nothobranchiidae), a new Species from the Monts de Cristal, Northwestern Gabon.

Bonner Zoologische Beiträge. Band 53 (2004), Heft 1/2, Seiten 211-220.

Bedeutung des Namens: nach der Stadt Etsam

Type locality: Etsam I, crossing the road N5 from Medoneu to Kougouleu, western slopes of the Monts de Cristal, Gabon.

Cameronense group

Aphyosemion etsamense " Etsam I GEB 1994/24" (Gabun 1994)

Fänger: Wolfgang Eberl & Thomas Blum, (Süden Gabon / du Chaillu Massif) 

Aphyosemion etsamense "GEM 2005/03" (Kamerun 2005)

Fänger: Eberl und Mengila




Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) haasi  (Radda A.C. & Pürzl 1976)

Der cameronense Komplex DKG Journal 8 (11); 140-141

Type locality: ca. 27 km northwest of Zomoko, Amvené tributary, north of Lalara, northern Gabon.

 Cameronense group

Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) halleri (Radda A.C. & Pürzl 1976)

Der Aphyosemion cameronense Komplex. DKG Journal 8 (11): 138-140.

Bedeutung des Namens: nach Ernst Haller

Type locality: Catholic Mission in Ambam, Cameroon.

Cameronense group

Aphyosemion halleri " Ambam CSK 1995/21" (Kamerun 1995)

Fänger: Francisco Malumbres , Jorge de Torres, Bas Vlijm, Jos Keijzer & Geert-Jan van Huijgevoort



Aphyosemion halleri "Kekaman JVC 2013/10"

Fänger: Heinz Ott (Kamerun 2013)

Aphyosemion hanneloreae hanneloreae (Radda & Pürzl, 1985)

Zwei neue Formen der Gattung Aphyosemion aus Süd-Gabun. Aquaria (St Gallen), 32 (10): 157-160, fig.

Type locality: Malinga, Ngounié Province, near the border of Kongo, southern Gabon, 400 m altitud

Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) hannelorae wuendschi

( A.C. Radda & E. Pürzel)

Zwei Formen der Gattung Aphyosemion aus Süd-Gabun. Aquaria 32: 158-160, figures 2, 3.

Type locality: 50 km south of Mbigou, on the road to Malinga, Ngounié province, southern Gabon, ca. 600 m altitude.

Hanneloreae Group

Aphyosemion hannelorae wuendschi "BSWG 1997/19" (Gabun 1997)

Fänger: T. Blum, P. Sewer, H. Weder R. Gluggenbuehl (Süden Gabon) 

Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) labarrei  (Poll 1951)

Notes sur les Cyprinodontidae de Musée du Congo belge. Premiére partie: Les Rivulini 

Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 45 1-2): 168-170, map.

Bedeutung des Namens: nach Clement Labarre (Entdecker dieser Fische).

Type locality: creek of Ngufu river, near Kiavo, 20 km from Madimba (Inkisi), Zaïre.

Widekampi group

Aphyosemion labarrei "AVD 2011 Kingembe" (Congo 2011)


Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) maculatum

(1977 A.C. Radda E. & Pürzl)

Cyprinodontiden Studien in Gabun II. Nordgabon.

Aquaria 24: p 27-29, figure 7

Type locality: 33 km east Koumameyong, 20 km west Ovan, Koumameyong-Ovan National road No.4, northern Gabon.

Cameronense group

Aphyosemion maculatum "ABDEK 2012/494" (Gabun 2012)

Fänger: Agnèse Jean-François, Bogaerts Marc, Dening Cyrille, Eva Françoise & Kayoum Grégoire

Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) mimbon (Huber J.H. 1977)

Une chaine de deux Aphyosemion sympatriques dans les monts de Crystal, Gabon, avec description d'une

espece nouvelle; A.mimbon n.sp.

Revue Francaise d'Aquariologue 4 (1): 8-9.

Cameronense group

Aphyosemion mimbon "BBS 1999/22" (Gabun 1999)

Fänger: F. Bitter, Blum & P. Sewer



Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) obscurum (1924 E Ahl)

Zur Systematik der altweltlichen Zahnkarpfen der Unterfamilie Fundulinae.

Zoologischer Anzeiger 60 (1-2): 55.

Cameronense group

Aphyosemion obscurum "ABDK 2010/426" (Kamerun 2010)

Fänger: Agnèse Jean-François, Bogaerts Marc, Dening Cyrille & Kayoum Grégoire

Geographische Lage: N 03 45 490 E 11 20 227



Aphyosemion aff. obscurum "VAB 2016-31"


Fänger: Venstermans, Aerts & Bogaerts 

Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) ocellatum 

(Huber & Radda 1977)

Cyprinodontiden Studien in Gabon IV. Das du Chaillu Massiv. Aquaria Vol. 24: 99-100

Coeleste group

Aphyosemion ocellatum "Nzenzele GBN 1988/17" (Gabun 1988)

Fänger: Friedrich Bitter & Roland Numrich.

Aphyosemion ocellatum Sika-Sika GJS 2000/05" (Gabun 2000)

Fänger: Robert Guggenbühl, Pascal Sewer & Mogens Juhl

Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) passaroi (Huber 1994)

Aphyosemion passaroi, espèce inédite du Gabon sudoriental, au patron de coloration unique et description complémentaire de Aphyosemion decorsei (Pellegrin). Cyprinodontiformes, Aplocheilidae. Cyprinodontiformes, Aplocheilidae. Rev. Rev. Fr. Fr. Aquariol. Aquariol. v. v. 20 (núm. 3) for 1993 : 77-79. 20 (No. 3) for 1993: 77-79. Cyprinodontiden Studien in Gabon IV. Das du Chaillu Massiv. Aquaria Vol. 24: 99-100

Bedeutung des Namens: nach Guido Passaro

Coeleste group

Aphyosemion passaroi "BB 2004/11" (Gabun 2004)


Fänger: Blum & Bitter


Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) punctatum 

(A.C. Radda & E. Pürzl 1977)

Cyprinodontiden Studien in Gabon II. Nordgabun. Aquaria 24 : p 29-31, figure 8. Wildekampi group


Aphyosemion punctatum "Nbateka ABDK 2010/408"

Fänger: Agnèse, Bogaert, Dening, Kayoum (Kamerun 2010)




Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) wildekampi

(Berkenkamp 1973)

Beschreibung eines neuen Prachtkärpflings aus Aquarienfreund 2 (7): p 113-119, figures 3 & 4.

Bedeutung des Namens: nach Ruud Hans Wildekamp 


Aphyosemion wildekampi  "VAB-2016-8"


Fänger: Venstermans, Aerts & Bogaerts 

Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) raddai (Scheel 1975)

Another new species of Aphyosemion from the Cameroons Journal of the American Killifish Association (9): p 259 263, map.

Bedeutung des Namens: nach Dr.A.C.Radda

Cameronense group

Aphyosemion raddai "Matomb-Koktom JVC 2013/20"

(Kamerun 2013)

Fänger: Jaap Vlaming, Jaap Knol, Van Eck Joop und Heinz Ott

Aphyosemion sp. aff. raddai "ABL 2008/268" (Kamerun 2008)

Fänger: Agnèse Brummett & Lambert