Originally identified the first known fish from Liberia, Epiplatys barmoiensis populations can be found from Southern coastal Guinea through Sierra Leone & into western coastal Liberia.
My personal experience with this species indicates it is a top mop spawner. Eggs take 2-3 weeks to hatch and the fry are very small, but did take newly hatched brine shrimp readily. Fry grow at a moderate speed and take about 10 weeks to begin sexing out.
Scheel JJ. 1968. Rivulins of the Old World Vol 1. TFH Publications 102-103, p 453-454, figures.
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)
|Epiplatys barmoiensis – photographer unknown – found on hippocampus-bildarchiv.de|
T. N. Gill, 1862
Epiplatys: from the Greek ἐπί (epí), meaning ‘above, on top of’, and πλατύς (platýs), meaning ‘flat, broad’, in reference to the flat dorsal surface of the anterior half of the body in members of this genus.
barmoiensis: From Barmoi