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EPIPLATYS

 

EPIPLATYS HUBERI Radda & Purzl 1981

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

 

 

AQUARIST INFORMATION

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Epiplatys huberi.  Photo found on Pininterest – photographer may be Ed Overmars although he may just be the uploader.

Gabon.  Type localityN’Dende along the road to Lebamba in southwaestern Gabon.

The biotope is forest creeks. According to Mogens Juhl, this species was everywher with very little differentiation between locations.  It was found in small creeks and rivers on the southwestern slopes of Du Chaillu Massif.  It was found sympatric with A. exigoideum, Plataplocheilus cabindae and some Barbus species.

Reports on breeding this species vary from easy to difficult.  One report indicated a top to bottom mop worked, but eggs were few in number.  A natural set-up appears to work to a degree and the parents do not harm the fry.

Incubation runs from 9-21 days based on the temperature they are maintained at.  Higher temps give shorten incubation.  It appears newly hatched brine shrimp are accepted shortly after birth, but it is always recommended to have infusoria available.

KNOWN POPULATIONS:

Diboumba     Douengui – GJA 00 / 22     Lébamba     GEM 06 / 6 – Mandilou – aff.huberi       GJS 00 / 20     GJS 00 / 22 – Douengui (NE Ndend’e)     PEG 93/2 – Bandi     GEM 06 / 6 – Mandilou

 

TAXONOMIC DATA

 

LITERATURE:

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION:    Radda A.C. & Pürzl E. 1981.     Aplocheilus (Epiplatyshuberi sp. nov., eine neue Hechtlingsart aus südwest Gabun.     Aquaria 28: p 193-199, 8 figures, map.

LINKS:

http://www.wak.aka.org/Ref_Library/Epiplatys/E.huberi.htm
https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Epiplatys_huberi

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