SPO - Fundulopanchax (Paraphyosemion) spoorenbergi
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terra_typica

From Catalog of Fishes: "spoorenbergi, Aphyosemion Berkenkamp [H. O.] 1976:130, Figs. 11-12 [Aquarienfreund v. 5 (no. 7); ref. 7361] Presumably from the area between Calabar and Mamfe, borderline of east Nigeria and west Cameroon. Holotype: MRAC 76-30-P-1. Paratypes: MRAC 76-30-P-2 to 10 (8). •Valid as Aphyosemion spoorenbergi Berkenkamp 1976 -- (Wildekamp et al. 1986:237 [ref. 6198], Romand in Lévêque et al. 1992:613 [ref. 21590]). •Valid as Fundulopanchax spoorenbergi (Berkenkamp 1976) -- (Wildekamp 1996:210 [ref. 23649], Lazara 2001:136 [ref. 25711], van der Zee et al. 2007:127 [ref. 30034]). Current status: Valid as Fundulopanchax spoorenbergi (Berkenkamp 1976). Nothobranchiidae. Distribution: West-central Africa: border between Nigeria and Cameroon. Habitat: freshwater.".

The fish was discovered in 1974 in a commercial shipment with no locality information. 48years later, Prof. Michael Popoola found the fish in Northern Congo near the Cameroon border in the Cross river system.



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