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Nothobranchius serengetiensis  Wildekamp, Watters & Shidlovskiy, 2014

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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);  serengetiensis: The species name is in reference to the Tanzanian national park Serengeti in which, and in the vicinity of which, this species occurs (Ref. 98818).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: seasonal pools and swamps in Ruwana, Grumeti, Mbalageti, Duma, Simiyu and Mata river systems, Lake Victoria basin in Tanzania (Ref. 98818).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 98818)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-18; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 14 - 18. Diagnosis: Nothobranchius serengetiensis is distinguished from all other members of the Nothobranchius neumanni species group by the following combination of characters: in the male, a relatively straight dorsal profile and a marked angular transition between the head and body, which is concave in older males; the anal fin has two horizontal red bands of variable width that are, less commonly, irregular in shape; usually, a yellow or white band, also of variable width, separates the red bands; the proximal part of the fin is light blue-gray and the margin is white to blue; the caudal fin is red, less commonly with a dark red or black margin and, occasionally, with a narrow blue, gray or yellow submargin (Ref. 98818).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in seasonal pools and swamps (Ref. 98818).

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Wildekamp, R.H., B.R. Watters and K.M. Shidlovskiy, 2014. Review of the Nothobranchius neumanni species group with descriptions of three new species from Tanzania (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae). J. Am. Killifish Ass. 47(1):2-30. (Ref. 98818)

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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), 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):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .