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EPIPLATYS

 

EPIPLATYS FASCIOLATUS TOTOTAENSIS Romand 1978
– Sub-species –

Genus: Epiplatys     Group: fasciolatus      Family: Nothobranchiidae     Class: Actinopterygii     Phylum: Chordate    Order: Cyprinodontiformes

 

 

AQUARIST INFORMATION


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.

 

KNOWN LOCATIONS:

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

 

TAXONOMIC DATA

 

LITERATURE:

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION:  Romand R. 1978.     Description d’un nouveau Cyprinodontidae du Liberia, Epiplatys fasciolatus fasciolatus n. ssp..      Cybium 3 (4): p 43-50, figures.


LINKS:

http://www.wak.aka.org/Ref_Library/Epiplatys/E.fas.tototaensis.htm
https://www.killiclubdefrance.org/killi-fiches/252-epiplatys-fasciolatus-tototaensis.html

 

 

 

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