Nimbapanchax   (Rainer Sonnenberg & Eckhard Busch 2009)  5 Arten

 

(Description of a new genus and two new species of killifish Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae) from West Africa, with a discussion of the taxonomic status of Aphyosemion maeseni Poll, 1941." Zootaxa 2294: 1–22 (2009).

The phylogeny of the West African genus Archiaphyosemion was studied with mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. The results of the combined dataset presented here did not support a monophyletic group. After the exclusion of the type species of the genus, A. guineense, the remaining species form a well-supported monophyletic group. Based on these molecular results and supported by morphological data, we suggest a new name for this group, Nimbapanchax, new genus. Additionally, based on a recent collection in Guinea, two new Nimbapanchax species were described. The taxon Nimbapanchax leucopterygius, new species, is described for a nothobranchiid fish formerly misidentified as Archiaphyosemion maeseni (Poll, 1941). Nimbapanchax melanopterygius, new species, is described from the Mount Nimba region in southeastern Guinea. Both new Nimbapanchax species are clearly distinguished from their congeners by the coloration pattern of adult males. The results of the DNA data support the assumption based on color pattern and morphological characters that the new described species are sister taxa. The type of Aphyosemion maeseni Poll, 1941 was reexamined and transferred to the genus Epiplatys, a decision based on diagnostic morphological characters.

 

Nimbapanchax jeanpoli (Berkenkamp & Etzel 1979)

Nimbapanchax leucopterygius Sonnenberg & Busch, 2009

Nimbapanchax melanopterygius (Sonnenberg & Busch, 2009)

Nimbapanchax petersi (Sauvage 1882)

Nimbapanchax viride (Ladiges & Roloff 1973)

 

Nimbapanchax jeanpoli (Berkenkamp & Etzel 1979)

(The Roloffia species of Liberia, with research into the identity of Roloffia melantereon (Fowler 1950) and a description of Roloffia jeanpoli spec. nov.

BKA Publication, 15 pages, 3 figures, maps.)

Type locality: 16 miles (26 kms) from Voinjama, in the direction of Zor Zor, northern Liberia.

 

Nimbapanchax jeanpoli "Daro GF 2006/11"

 

Fänger: Busch & Wiese (Guinee 2006)

 

Nimbapanchax leucopterygius Sonnenberg & Busch, 2009

(Description of a new genus and two new species of killifish Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae) from West Africa, with a discussion of the taxonomic status of Aphyosemion maeseni Poll, 1941." Zootaxa 2294: 1–22 (2009).

Nimbapanchax leucopterygius "Lola GRC 1990/174"

 

Nimbapanchax melanopterygius (Sonnenberg & Busch, 2009)

(Description of a new genus and two new species of killifish Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae) from West Africa, with a discussion of the taxonomic status of Aphyosemion maeseni Poll, 1941."

Zootaxa 2294: 1–22 (2009).

Nimbapanchax melanopterygius "Cavally-River GF 2006/2" 

 

Nimbapanchax petersi (Sauvage 1882)

(Notice sur les poissons du territoire d'Assinie (Cote d'Or)(Mission scientifique de M.Chaper).

Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France 7: p 324-325, plate 5, figure 6.)

Type locality: lagoon of Assinie, Couacrou (today Kouakoukrou), Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). 

Nimbapanchax petersi "Banco-Park"

Distribution strategy of Nimbapanchax petersi (Sauvage, 1882) and Epiplatys chaperi sheljuzhkoi (Poll, 1953) fish, in Banco National Park (Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa).

OUANKO Affoué Danielle Kouamé, GOORE Bi Gouli, KAMELAN Tanoh Marius, BAMBA Mamadou, KOUAMELAN Essetchi Paul. (2019)

Journal of Applied Biosciences 135: 13840 - 13847

Abstract:

Objective: This study highlights the distribution strategy of two fish species of Nothobranchiidae (Nimbapanchax petersi and Epiplatys chaperi sheljuzhkoi) according to environmental variables of Banco River in the National Park of Banco in order to characterize their preferential habitat. Methodology and results: Sampling was conducted from December 2015 to January 2017 using dip nets. Four defined stations (B1 to B4) along the Banco River were visited. A total of 397 samples of Nimbapanchax petersi were collected. This species is more abundant upstream with 82.87% of the sampling. However, the 186 individuals of Epiplatys chaperi sheljuzhkoi captured were distributed homogeneously over the entire river along an upstream-downstream gradient. Canonical Correlation Analysis (CCA) has shown that the nature of the substrate (clay-mud mixture, rocks and deadwood-foliage mixture) and dissolved oxygen levels are critical factors in the distribution pattern of these species in the Banco River. Epiplatys chaperi sheljuzhkoi select habitats with mud, clay and deadwood foliage mixture while Nimbapanchax petersi target rocky and more oxygenated environments.

Conclusion and application of results: These results, which are essential data on the ecology of aquatic species in the wild, could contribute to ensure better conservation of small freshwater fish. These baseline data for future studies will enable a sustainable stock conservation policy for these species to be put in place. In addition, faced with the anthropogenic pressures of the surrounding communities on this environment, park managers should pay more attention to the preservation of biodiversity in general and to the two species of Nothobranchiidae in particular.

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Nimbapanchax viride (Ladiges & Roloff 1973)

(Roloffia viridis spec. nov. Beschreibung einer Roloffia-Art aus Liberia. Aquar. Terr. Zeit. (D.A.T.Z.), 26 (5): 155, figs.)

Type locality: near Salayio, close to the border with Guinée, northwestern Liberia.

Nimbapanchax viridis "Village de Balassou MG 1909-20"