Epiplatys fasciolatus tototaensis?
Photo demonstrates the merged bands, but the photo is not identified as the specific sub-species. No author was attributed.
| Epiplatys fasciolatus tototaensis is found in sourthern Liberia between the lower St. Paul River to the lower Cestos River in rainforest creeks and small rivers. The type locality is 3 km south of Totota.
Most sub-species and populations of Epiplatys fasciolatus demonstrate two narrow red bands on the outer anal fin. These bars merge in tototaensis.
Reports indicate this is an easy species to reproduce. Mops extending from the surface to the bottom of the tank as well as bottom mops may be used. It is also possible to have a heavily planted tank and allow for natural reproduction. The parents tend to ignore the fry. One breeder noted that the fry grow much faster under tank-raised conditions.
Bomi Hills Buchanan Firestone Plantation Gold Monrovia (Liberia) Harbel Mabotown Monrovia Totota RL 64 / EP 82
RL 65 / EP 82 RL 67 / EP 82 RL 68 / EP 82 RL 69 / EP 82 RL 76 / EP 82 RL 77 / EP 82 RL 78 / EP 82 RL 79 / EP 82 RL 82 / EP 82
RL 83 / EP 82 RL 84 / EP 82