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EPIPLATYS

 

EPIPLATYS GUINEENSIS Romand 1994

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

 

 

AQUARIST INFORMATION

Epiplatys guineensis GRCH 93/233 Taere – Photo obtained from the Epiplatys.de website.  No photographer attribution was available. 

Guinea.  Type locality is 36 km south of Mamou, near Linsan.  It inhabits the area of the middle Konkoure River in shallow creeks and small rivers.

Breeding is the same as with most members of the fasciolatus group, top to bottom mops are good choice.  The eggs take about 14 days incubation.  The fry are large and take newly hatched artemia napaulii immediately.

 

KNOWN POPULATIONS:

Bangouya (GRCH 93 / 236)     Coyah GM97/18     Linsan (Toukoudi River, western Guinea)     Paratampa     Taere     CI 94

 

TAXONOMIC DATA
LITERATURE:

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION:   Romand R. 1994     Epiplatys guineensis, a new species of killifish from Guinea, West Africa (Pisces: Cyprinodontidae).     Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 5 (4): p 365-370, figures, map.

Huber, J.H., 1996. Killi-Data 1996. Updated checklist of taxonomic names, collecting localities and bibliographic references of oviparous Cyprinodont fishes (Atherinomorpha, Pisces). Société Française d’Ichtyologie, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France, 399 p. (Ref. 27139)

Wildekamp, R.H. and J.R. Van der Zee, 2003. Aplocheilidae. p. 325-442 In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d’eaux douce et saumâtres de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, Tome 2. Coll. Faune et Flore tropicales 40. Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgique, Museum National d’Histoire Naturalle, Paris, France and Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Paris, France. 815 p.

Baensch, H.A. and R. Riehl, 1997. Aquarien Atlas, Band 5. Mergus Verlag, Melle, Germany. 1148 p.

LINKS:

http://www.wak.aka.org/Ref_Library/Epiplatys/E.guineensis.htm
https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Epiplatys-guineensis.html

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