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Nothobranchius robustus  Ahl, 1935

Red Victoria nothobranch
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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).   More on author: Ahl.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; non-migratory.   Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 2059), preferred ?; 1°N - 3°S

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Africa: found in drainage systems of Lake Victoria, Lake Albert and Katonga River in Uganda (Ref. 59344), in the Sio River floodplain and near Ahero in Kenya (Ref. 52331) and in the Lake Victoria system in Tanzania (Ref. 59344). Might occur further north in the Nile system (Ref. 59344).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27139)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Anal spines: 0

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in marginal, ephemeral, zones of permanent water bodies such as flowing creeks in papyrus swamps, small streams and dead river branches (Ref. 26661, 59344). Usually inhabits the more shallow and quiet parts between bordering vegetation; occasionally in temporary pools (Ref. 26661). Occurs in low water temperatures (21.8°C on average) (Ref. 97291). Incubation period of eggs in captivity is 4-8 weeks and young reach maturity at about 8 weeks (Ref. 59344). Bottom spawner, 4 months incubation (Ref. 27139).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

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=0.01096 (0.00447 - 0.02692), b=2.92 (2.71 - 3.13), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-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.