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Aplocheilus panchax  (Hamilton, 1822)

Blue panchax
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Aplocheilidae (Killifishes)
Etymology: Aplocheilus: Greek, aploe, -es = simplicity + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: 5 - 12; non-migratory.   Tropical; 20°C - 25°C (Ref. 1672)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41236); common length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41236)

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Asia: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and the Indo-Malaysian archipelago. Reported from Nepal (Ref. 9496) Cambodia, Viet Nam (Ref. 27139) and Sri Lanka (Ref. 6028).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in lowland wetlands to estuaries and peats (Ref. 57235). Found in ponds and ditches (Ref. 4835) canals (Ref. 1479), reservoirs and mangrove creeks (Ref. 13061). Prefers clear water in areas with dense growth of rooted or floating macrophytes (Ref. 12693). Sometimes occurring in hypersaline waters. Feeds mainly on insects (Ref. 13061). Utilized for mosquito control. Is difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139). Rarely caught by commercial fishermen and not seen in markets (Ref. 12693). Popular aquarium fish (Ref. 57235).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

A perennial breeder (Ref. 27139), both in fresh and brackish waters, particularly from November to March (Ref. 7020).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Costa, Wilson J.E.M. | Collaborators

Huber, J.H., 1996. Killi-Data 1996. Updated checklist of taxonomic names, collecting localities and bibliographic references of oviparous Cyprinodont fishes (Atherinomorpha, Pisces). Société Française d'Ichtyologie, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France, 399 p. (Ref. 27139)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial
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Alien/Invasive Species database | BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | iSpecies | PubMed | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | uBio | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5079   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.40 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm<1).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
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Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.