We received once more from Guinea the comparatively small (20-25 cm) and very pretty Polypterus palmas. Currently our fish are 10-12 cm long. Formerly the species has been splitted in several subspecies, but this seems not to reflect the real situation. Two of these subspecies have been recorded from Guinea, namely P. p. palmas and P. p. buettikoferi. Both are regarded to be full species on their own currently. P. buettikoferi can be recognized by the much broader lateral bands.
For our customers: P. palmas has code 164502 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer