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Epiplatys sexfasciatus  Gill, 1862

Sixbar panchax
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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: 6.0 - 6.5; dH range: 5 - 10; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 1672), preferred ?

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Africa: Ghana to Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon (Ref. 3788).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31256)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in calm and weedy parts of rivers, lakes, swamps and brooks. 10 cm max TL (Ref. 3788). Feeds on worms, crustaceans, insects and fish (Ref. 7020). Not a seasonal killifish. Is difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139). Aquarium keeping: minimum aquarium size 80 cm (Ref. 51539).

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van der Zee, J.R., T. Woeltjes and R.H. Wildekamp, 2008. Aplocheilidae Bleeker, 1860. p. 80-240. In M.L.J. Stiassny, G.G. Teugels and C.D. Hopkins (eds.) Poissons d'eaux douces et saumâtres de basse Guinée, ouest de l'Afrique centrale/The fresh and brackish water fishes of Lower Guinea, west-central Africa. Volume 2. Collection Faune et Flore tropicales 42. Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Paris, France, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France and Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgium. 603 p. (Ref. 80395)

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=0.01175 (0.00555 - 0.02485), b=2.96 (2.77 - 3.15), based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.52 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .