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; pH range: 6.0 - 6.5; dH range: 5 - 10; non-migratory. Tropical; 23°C - 25°C (Ref. 1672), preferred ?
Africa: lower Ogooué (Ref. 47774, 80395), Komo, Nyanga (Ref. 80395), Kango, Nianaga and other coastal rivers of Gabon (Ref. 47774). Lower Kouilou and Loeme in Republic of Congo (Ref. 47774, 80395). Marine lower Congo and Loango in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 47774). Chiloango in Cabinda enclave of Angola (Ref. 47774, 80395). Also in Equatorial Guinea (Ref. 47774).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31272)
Occurs in small river, brooks and swamps in the coastal rainforest and forested savannah (Ref. 47774). Not a seasonal killifish. Is easy to maintain in the aquarium (Ref. 27139). Maximum length presumed to be TL.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Huber, J.H., 1996. Killi-Data 1996. Updated checklist of taxonomic names, collecting localities and bibliographic references of oviparous Cyprinodont fishes (Atherinomorpha, Pisces). Société Française d'Ichtyologie, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France, 399 p. (Ref. 27139)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec = 80).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .