Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes
(Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Nothobranchiidae
Etymology: Pronothobranchius: Greek, pro = front of + Greek, nothos = bastard, false + Greek, brangchia = gill.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
Africa: Volta River drainage in Ghana (Ref. 95020).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95020); 4.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 15 - 18;
Vertebrae: 28. Diagnosis: It is distinguished from all congeners by the following unique combination of characters: males with entire flank covered in more than 50 reddish spots of which some are fused forming irregular laterally-elongated blotches, a few irregularly scattered dots on proximal portion of anal fin, pelvic fin reaching anal fin, dorsal fin tip reaching caudal fin, females with spots on flank but not on fins; dorsal fin with 14-17 rays, anal fin with 15-18 rays and 29-31 scales in median lateral series (Ref. 95020).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Valdesalici, S., 2013. Pronothobranchius chirioi n. sp. a new annual killifish species from the Niger River drainage, with redescriptions of P. kiyawensis, P. gambiensis and P. seymouri (Cyprinidontiformes: Nothobranchiidae). Killi-Data Series 2013:21-41. (Ref. 95020)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [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) .