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Nothobranchius nubaensis  Valdesalici, Bellemans, Kardashev & Golubtsov, 2009

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Nothobranchiidae (African rivulines)
Etymology: Nothobranchius: Greek, nothos = false + Greek, brangchia = gill (Ref. 45335);  nubaensis: The species is named after the type locality, which lies in the Nuba mountains (Ref. 82677).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: residual pools of seasonal rivers of White Nile River basin in central Sudan and south-west Ethiopia (Ref. 82677).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82677)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-19; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 17 - 19. Diagnosis: Nothobranchius nubaensis can be distinguished from all other species of the genus by the following combination of characters: 17-19 dorsal fin rays; 17-19 anal fin rays; 29-30 scales in median lateral series; dorsal and anal fin with short filamentous rays in males; pelvic fins short, tips reaching the anus; orange-red head with 3 distinct oblique bars on the operculum; dorsal fin light blue with a pattern of irregular orange-red spots and elongated yellow spots in distal areas; anal fin yellow, light blue at base, with a pattern of orange-red spots; pelvic fins yellow with a pattern of orange-red spots; pectoral fins orange-red with a light blue margin; caudal fin orange-red, with short pale or dark red lines extending from fin base onto fin rays (Ref.82677).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in residual pools of seasonal rivers and rainwater filled depressions (Ref. 82677). The present disjunct distribution pattern of Nothobranchius nubaensis can be explained by the dynamics of the changing rain pattern and climatic conditions over the vast plains of central and southern Sudan and south-west Ethiopia (Ref. 82677).

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Valdesalici, S., M. Bellemans, K. Kardashev and A. Golubtsov, 2009. Nothobranchius nubaensis (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae) a new annual killifish from Sudan and Ethiopia. Aqua, Int. J. Ichthyol. 15(3): 143-152. (Ref. 82677)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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), in cm Total Length, 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) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.