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APLOCHEILUS DAYI   Steindachner 1892 

 

Scientific name: Aplocheilus dati    Family: Aplocheilidae     Class: Actinopterygii     Phylum: Chordata    Order: Cyprinodontiformes
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Aplocheilus dayi – photograph located on prestopets. No photographic attribution was available.

 

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DISTRIBUTION:   Asia: endemic to Sri Lanka. Reported from India and Malay Peninsula (Ref. 4833).

 

     Aplocheilus dai usually inhabits shallow, heavily shaded forest streams with a silt substrate. Also occurs in brackish mangrove swamps, often together with Aplocheilus parvus. Feeds on small insects, insect larvae and fish fry.

Primarily a mop spawning species.  Incubation of the eggs is 18-21 days.

 

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION:   Arnold, J.P. 1911. Der Formen- und Farbenkreis der Haplochilus panchax Gruppe. Wochen. Aquar. Terr’kunde, 8 (46): 672, fig. 3.

Seegers, L., 1997. Killifishes of the world: Old world killis II: (AplocheilusEpiplatysNothobranchius). Aqualog, Verlag: A.C.S. Gmbh, Germany. 112 p.

 

LINKS:

https://www.killi-data.org/zz-blockiiHaplo.php

 

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