Aphyosemion spurelli
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"The difference in DNA between walkeri and spurelli is bigger than that between arnoldi and filamentosum" - JVDZ, Dec 2018, FB.

Fundulopanchax walkeri Agboville

Radda's location #12.


Amama

(GH 96)



CI

Fundulopanchax walkeri Lov 11 EriMakougie

Radda's Location #11.



GH2018

Both F. walkeri and F. spurelli were considered to be extinct in nature, they had not been found in many year after many attempts as of 2018 and in that year a group went to Ghana to find this presumed lost species and was able, with some effort, to find it. While in some cases the original collection points are devoid of specimens we must keep in mind these are small streams and geographical events can alter this. Combine this with the fact initial collections merely sample one point and may not cover the entire area and the good news is despite some areas having gone dry, others in the are still have some life in them and at least four different locations were collected of fish that could be referred to F. spurelli and one more that may be new but nothing that could be referred to F. walkeri which is from further north up in Cote d'Ivoire.


Fundulopanchax walkeri Kutunse

The Orange, Kutunse and GH2 forms are the ones most commonly available so far and there are more pictures of these than the others.



Offumpo

5 57' N 4 27' W

E. Purzl took this photos of a fish from Radda's on collection in December 1977. Reportedly: "The site was a stagnant, 1 km east of Offumpo, Ivory Coast." Only a single male was collected.


Fundulopanchax walkeri Yapo

Radda's Location #10.