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; non-migratory. Tropical; 23°C - 28°C (Ref. 2060), preferred ?
Africa: from southeastern Benin, through southern Nigeria and Cameroon, to northwestern Equatorial Guinea (Ref. 47774).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27139)
Found in swamps and swampy parts of small streams in the coastal forest (Ref. 3788). Not a seasonal killifish. It is difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Wildekamp, R.H., 1996. A world of killies. Atlas of the oviparous cyprinodontiform fishes of the world. Volume III: The genera Empetrichthys, Epiplatys, Episemion, Floridichthys, Fluviphylax, Foerschichthys, Fundulopanchax,. Fundulosoma and Fundulus. American Killifish Association, Inc. 330 p. (Ref. 47774)
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
): 3.3 ±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) .