Class: Actinopterygii

     Primarily plant spawning killies that reside near the surface of rivers and streams in East and Central Africa.  Epiplatys vary from quite beautiful to dull in coloration.

     The majority of species, if not all, are carnivorous, feeding on crustations, insects, worms and smaller fish. 

Epiplatys annulatus – Photographer unknown
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Nothobranchiidae
Genus: Epiplatys
T. N. Gill, 1862
Type species
Epiplatys sexfasciatus

T. N. Gill, 1862


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