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EPIPLATYS

 

EPIPLATYS OLBRECHTSI OLBRECHTSI Poll 1941

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

 

AQUARIST INFORMATION

Epiplatys olbrechtsi olbrechtsi – photograph on getshrimp.de – photographer not identified on original site.

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Type Locality:     Ivory Coast – Given as ‘Junction between the small Masei River with the Bon de Boan River, a tributary of the Noun, near the Liberia – Ivory Coast border’.

Epiplatys olbrechtsi olbrechtsi is found on both sides of the Liberia and Ivory coastal border its entier lengther.  It has been located in the southeastern corner of Guinea.  Its habitat is rivers, streams and swamps in the Mani, Sangwin, Alipoue and Cavally River drainages.

This is considered a easy species to reproduce in the home aquaria.  Epiplatys olbrechtsi olbrechtsi reproduces in top and bottom mops.  Eggs are removed and placed in small containers in water from the parents tank. Incubation need 8-14 days.  Infusoria is the recommended first food.

Larger fry will predate upon their siblings.

 

KNOWN POPULATIONS:

Charlie Town     Danané     Flambleu     Gbaya – CL 11 / 1     Grand Béréby     Juarzon (eastern Liberia)     Man      Souba (western Ivory Coast)     Tai
Toulépleu     C15     GO6 – Cestos river (Liberia)

 

 

TAXONOMIC DATA

 

LITERATURE & REFERENCES:

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION:     Poll M. 1941.     Poissons nouveaux de la Cote d’Ivoire.     Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 34 (2): p 139-141, figure 4.

LINKS:
http://www.wak.aka.org/Ref_Library/Epiplatys/E.olb.olbrechtsi.htm
https://getshrimp.de/epages/79c851ab-fb01-437f-a0ec-26e145bfea71.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/79c851ab-fb01-437f-a0ec-26e145bfea71/Products/F13EOLB

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