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Fundulopanchax gardneri.png
Blue lyretail (F. gardneri), adult male
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Aplocheilidae
Genus: Fundulopanchax
G. S. Myers, 1924

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Fundulopanchax is a genus of killifish living in near-coastal fresh water streams and lakes in Western Africa. All species were previously biologically classified as members of the genus Aphyosemion, with the exception of Fundulopanchax avichang, F. gresensi and F. kamdemi, which were all scientifically described after the major revision of the Aphyosemion complex.


The name Fundulopanchax is composed of the names of two other genera of killifish, Fundulus Lacépède (1803) and Panchax Valenciennes (1846), which were previously wrongly thought to be closely related to each other.[citation needed]


There are currently 26 recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Fundulopanchax in FishBase. August 2012 version.