Aphyosemion hera Huber 1998

Male Photo: Courtesy of Tony Terceira

Female Photo: Courtesy of Tony Terceira


Meaning of Name

 

First Description

 

Size

 

Meristics

 

Karyotype

 

Sub-Genus

 

Group

 

Synonyms

 

Populations
  • Benguié (Bengui)
  • Lambaréné
  • ARK 1-2 / 96
  • TDK 97 / 29
  • TDK 97 / 30
  • GJS 00 / 29 - Bengui 1-2
  • GJS 00 / 28 - Bengui 3

Male Lambaréné. Photo: Courtesy of Ed Pürzl

TDK 97 / 30
Photo courtesy of Allen Boatman

Female Lambaréné. Photo: Courtesy of Ed Pürzl

Yellow form.
Photo courtesy of Allen Boatman

ARK 1-2 / 96 male
Photo courtesy of Vasco Gomes

ARK 1-2 / 96 female
Photo courtesy of Vasco Gomes

Bengui 1-2 GJS 00 / 29
Photo courtesy of Vasco Gomes

ARK 1-2 / 96 taken at the 2004 SKS convention.
Photo courtesy of Dick Cox.

  • GJS 00/28 Bengui 3 - Mogens Juhl collected this code in 2000. I male & 4 females were collected. The females were collected by scooping the collecting net into the mud.
  • GJS 00/29 Bengui 1-2 - Water temperature 23°C. pH 6·4 and conductivity 43 microseimens. Altitude was 10-20 metres. Mogens Juhl collected 2 trios here along with an electric catfish.
    http://home8.swipnet.se/%7Ew-86183/english.htm1-2 Alf & Anita's site
  • http://www.nakashima.org/gaphyosemionhera.htm Japan Gallery
Type Locality

Bengui village.

Distribution

 

Habitat

Mogens Juhl collected them in very shallow water over a thick layer of mud.
Sympatric sp. include A.marginatum & Malopterus electricus, the electric catfish.

Distinguishing Characteristics  
Colour/Pattern Variability  
History

Collected by Romer in 1996 in Bengui village. Pascal and Robert tried to find this locality but could not find the location due to a vague description by Romer.
Collected by Peter Tirbak, Father Vladimir Derugin of Palo Alto & Kleisch, 1998, Gabon in locations TDK 97 / 29 & TDK 97 / 30. They were originally thought to be all females but they were young fish & later sexed out to both sexes.
Collected by Robert Guggenbühl, Pascal Sewer & Mogens Juhl, July-August 2000, Gabon at - GJS 00/28 Bengui 3 where 1 male and 4 females were caught.
The village of Bengui is in fact 4 seperate villages. Mogens sent me the following information -"Arriving from south the first Bengui you meet is Bengui 3, then comes 2,1 and finally Bengui 4. Which of these villages that was actually Romers Bengui was not certain".

Breeding Notes

TDK 97-29
Juvenile male just starting to show through with adult colouration.
Photo courtesy of Gary Hoover.

 

Diameter of Egg  
Remarks