Class: Actinopterygii




    Epiplatys chaperi has several subspecies recognized within the hobby.  Whether or not each one is a definitive is questionable based on being named for collectors in different locations within the full range.  The species appears to range from Ghana to the Ivory Coast.  

 PERSONAL NOTE:  I found no literature separating the varieties of E. chaperi into subspecies beyond location data.


Epiplatys chaperi spillmanni

Epiplatys chaperi spillmanni
photographer: Winfried Stenglein

Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Nothobranchiidae
Genus: Epiplatys
T. N. Gill, 1862
Species:  Epiplatys chaperi spillmanni, Gill, 1862

Wildekamp, R.H., R. Romand and J.J. Scheel, 1986. Cyprinodontidae. p. 165-276. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels, MRAC; Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2.

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