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Epiplatys chevalieri  (Pellegrin, 1904)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Nothobranchiidae (African rivulines)
Etymology: Epiplatys: Greek, epi = over, in front + Greek, platys = flat (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.5 - 7.0; dH range: 7 - 10; non-migratory.   Tropical; 24°C - 26°C (Ref. 1672), preferred ?

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Africa: Central African Republic (Kadei and Ubangi drainages of the middle Congo River basin), southeastern and eastern Republic of Congo (Djoué River and right bank tributaries of the middle Congo basin) and Democratic Republic of the Congo (Pool Malebo to "Portes d'Enfer" waterfalls) (Ref. 47774).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27139)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

E. chevalieri chevalieri occurs in small rivers, creeks and swamps in the rainforest and forested savannah, while E. chevalieri nigricans is most probably restricted to forested areas and is not expected to inhabit the adjacent savannah (Ref. 47774). Not a seasonal killifish. Is very difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).

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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. (Ref. 27139)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .