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APLOCHEILUS KIRCHMAYERI   Berkenkamp & Etzel, 1986
 

 

Scientific name: Aplocheilus kirchmeyeri     Family: Aplocheilidae     Class: Actinopterygii     Phylum: Chordata    Order: Cyprinodontiformes

AQUARIST INFORMATION

Aplocheilus kirschmeyeri  –  photo by Tony Terceira, all rights reserved

 

TYPE LOCALITY:

  

DISTRIBUTION:    Asia: India

 

     Aplocheilus kirchmeyeri 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 14-21 days.

 

 

KNOWN POPULATIONS:

Baga River INM 2012, Bogmalo Beach-Goa INF 08-03, Colva beach INDIA 03, Goa 91, P 03, South Colva Beach 06, Varca beach

 

LITERATURE & REFERENCES

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION:  Berkenkamp, H. O. & V. Etzel. 1986. Revision der asiatischen gattung Aplocheilus McClelland, 1839 (Familie Aploheilidae Bleeker, 1860). Deutsche Killifisch Gem. J. 18(3): 32-43.

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

 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:

https://www.killiclubdefrance.org/killi-fiches/114-aplocheilus-kirchmayeri.html

 

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