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EPIPLATYS

 

EPIPLATYS SANGMELINENSIS  AHL 1928

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

 

AQUARIST INFORMATION

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Epiplatys roloffi – photograph found on img.kil.pal-alto.ca.us –  Photographer is Winfried Stenglein

Type Locality:    Cameroon:  Sangmelima on the upper Lobo River.

The area of distribution is the inland plateau of southern Cameroon.  They appear to inhabit the upper Dja, the upper Nyong, Ntem and upper Sanaga River drainages.

The habitat is small streams, brooks and swamps covered by forest.

 

KNOWN POPULATIONS:

Ovan (Gabon)     Sangmelima (south-central Cameroon)

 

 

TAXONOMIC DATA

 

LITERATURE & REFERENCES:

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION:       Ahl E. 1928.     Beiträge zur Systematik der afrikanische Zahnkarpfen.      Zoologischer Anzeiger 79 (3-4): p 118, figure 4.

 

LINKS:
http://www.wak.aka.org/Ref_Library/Epiplatys/E.sangmelinensis.htm

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