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Three new killifishes add even more color to the tropical fish world

By Leonard Ho - Posted May 04, 2016 09:00 AM
Aphyosemion bitteri, Anablepsoides hoetmeri, and Melanorivulus polychromus are the newest described rivulid species. All three are spectacular little gems.

Anablepsoides hoetmeri is described from middle rio Acre, a tributary of the rio Purus, Amazon drainage, Brazil. A stud of a male (47.8mm length) is pictured above.



Melanorivulus polychromus is also described from Brazil, namely the rio São José dos Dourados drainage in southwestern Brazil.  Pictured is a male (26.1mm)



Of the three new species, Aphyosemion bitteri is the only species from Africa - Gabon, to be exact.  This photograph is a lovely 27.3mm female.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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