Striped panchax

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Striped panchax
Aplo male.jpg
male of the golden variant
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Aplocheilidae
Genus: Aplocheilus
A. lineatus
Binomial name
Aplocheilus lineatus
(Valenciennes, 1846)
  • Aplocheilus lineolatus (Freund, 1913)
  • Panchax lineatum Valenciennes, 1846
  • Aplocheilus vittatus Jerdon, 1849
  • Aplocheilus affinis Jerdon, 1849
  • Haplochilus rubropictus Stansch, 1973
  • Aplocheilus rubropictus Stansch, 1973

The striped panchax (Aplocheilus lineatus) is a species of killifish, of the genus Aplocheilus. An aquarium variant of this species with a more yellowish coloration is known as golden wonder killifish. The striped panchax inhabits fresh and brackish waters of India and Sri Lanka. It is found in streams, rivers, swamps, and paddy fields. This fish grows to a length of 10 cm (3.9 in).[2]


  1. ^ Chaudhry, S. & Dahanukar, N. (2011). "Aplocheilus lineatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2011: e.T166434A6208418. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-1.RLTS.T166434A6208418.en.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). "Aplocheilus lineatus" in FishBase. April 2019 version.