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Epiplatys bifasciatus  (Steindachner, 1881)

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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Nothobranchiidae (African rivulines)
Etymology: Epiplatys: Greek, epi = over, in front + Greek, platys = flat (Ref. 45335).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; acqua dolce benthopelagico; potamodromo (Ref. 51243).   Tropical; 23°C - 27°C (Ref. 2060), preferred ?

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Africa: Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso (Upper Volta), Niger, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic and Sudan. Reported from Côte d'Ivoire (Ref. 272).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 27139)

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Occurs in swamps, small brooks and rivulets in the savanna, weedy parts of rivers and swamps in coastal areas (Ref. 3788). 5.0 cm max SL (Ref. 7372). Browses on algae and higher plant material, terrestrial and aquatic insects, notably culicid larvae and pupae and small beetles (Ref. 28714). Not a seasonal killifish. Is difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Wildekamp, R.H. and J.R. Van der Zee, 2003. Aplocheilidae. p. 325-442 In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux douce et saumâtres de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, Tome 2. Coll. Faune et Flore tropicales 40. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgique, Museum National d'Histoire Naturalle, Paris, France and Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Paris, France. 815 p. (Ref. 57261)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Acquario: Commerciale
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