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EPIPLATYS

 

EPIPLATYS SEXFASCIATUS  GILL 1862

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

 

AQUARIST INFORMATION

Epiplatys roloffi – photograph found on universaquatique.fr .   No photographer was given credit on the original website.

Type Locality:    Gill used ‘Gaboon River’ which is probably not a valid name.

The area of distribution is Northwestern Gabon into Equatorial Guinea.  Epiplatys  sexfasciatus inhabits the lower Komo, Ogowe River drainages and the Estuary of Gabon.

The habitat is small rivers streams, pools and swamps.

Some breeders consider Epiplatys sexfasciatus a challenge.  Eggs are found in fine leafed plants and spawning mops.  Incubation takes about 12-14 days. Fry will accept newly hatched brine shrimp as a first food.

NOTE: Epiplatys sexfasciatus and Epiplatys infrafasciatus are often used  for the same species leading to some confusion.  KillieNutz Online has created separate pages for each.  It would be nice for some taxonomist to qualify this topic.

 

KNOWN POPULATIONS:

Akkamkpa – Commonly mis-spelt Akamkpa     Andem – BDBG 04 / 2     Benin City     Cap Estérias     Coco Beach     Elon     Ibadan     Kinguélé
Lambaréné     Machinda – GEMLBJ 03 / 47     Ntoum     Ongam – BDBG 04 / 26     G80 / 12      G02 / 91      GEM 05 / 4

 

TAXONOMIC DATA

 

LITERATURE & REFERENCES:

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION:      Gill T. 1862.     On the west African genus Hemichromis and description of new species in the museum of the Academy and Smithsonian Institution.     Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 14: 136 (footnote).

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

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