Dwarf lampeyes (Fluviphylax) from Venezuela

28. January 2015

miniature lampeyes belonging to the genus Fluviphylax become only 1.5
cm long and are very slender. The delicate animals are very sensitive,
so they are hardly ever imported. We are very proud that we were able to
manage an importation containing members of that genus from Venezuela.
And not enough with this: it also seems that our fish belong to a
species new for science! In all 5 species described scientifically so
far the anal fin has a higher number of rays. Also the light spots along
the lower belly that are present in our fish have not been described
yet for any other species of Fluviphylax. The species most similar to
our fish is F. obscurum.

hopefully our new imports will settle well and maybe they will even
breed. The sexes can be told apart rather easily (for people with good
eyes) by the shape of the ventral fins, which are pointed and prolonged
in males and rounded in females.


For our customers: the animals have code 325681 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer