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EPIPLATYS

 

EPIPLATYS ROLOFFI  ROMAND 1978

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

 

AQUARIST INFORMATION

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Epiplatys roloffi – photograph found on pinterest – photographer not identified.  The uploader appears to be William Morrissey.

 

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Type Locality:    Liberia.  Salayea

The distribution of this species is the upper Lofa and upper Saint Paul River systems of northwestern Liberia and southeastern Guinea. They mostly inhabit small streams, brooks and swamps.

This is considered a easy species to reproduce in the home aquaria.  Epiplatys roloffi reproduces top mops.  Eggs are removed and placed in small containers in water from the parents tank. Incubation needs 14 days.  Infusoria is the recommended first food, but they will accept newly hatched brine shrimp.

 

KNOWN POPULATIONS:

Kolahun     Macenta     Salayea (northern Liberia)     Voinjama

 

 

TAXONOMIC DATA

 

LITERATURE & REFERENCES:

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION:     Romand R. 1978.     Zum Thema Epiplatys olbrechtsi Poll 1941; zugleich eine vorläufige Beschreibung von Epiplatys roloffi spec. nov. aus Salayea.     DATZ 31 (11): p 368-370, 3 figures.
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.

LINKS:
http://www.wak.aka.org/Ref_Library/Epiplatys/E.roloffi.htm
https://www.fishbase.se/summary/9840
https://aquainfo.org/epiplatys-roloffi/

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