Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes
(Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Nothobranchiidae
Etymology: Epiplatys: Greek, epi = over, in front + Greek, platys = flat (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; dH range: 4 - 12; non-migratory. Tropical; 20°C - 24°C (Ref. 2060), preferred ?
Africa: only known from type locality in northwestern Ivory Coast (Ref. 82704).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82704)
Morphology | Morphometrics
It has a robust and rounded body (Ref. 82704). The opercle borders on the ventral side have their smallest distance at or slightly posterior of the eye level and then widen anteriorly on the lower jaw (Ref. 82704). In ethanol, the body is nearly completely uniform brownish, unpaired fins darker brown; no traces of color pattern visible, no whitish or light border on unpaired fins (Ref. 82704).
Occurs in brooks, pools and small streams in the forested savanna (Ref. 3788). Not a seasonal killifish; very difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Sonnenberg, R. and E. Busch, 2009. Description of a new genus and two new species of killifish (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae) from West Africa, with a discussion of the taxonomic status of Aphyosemion maeseni Poll, 1941. Zootaxa 2294:1-22. (Ref. 82704)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: ; aquarium: commercial
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 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 ±0.4 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) .