Epiplatys 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.
dageti: named for the collector
Epiplatys dageti is a commonly found Killifish in the aquarium hobby. There two subspecies, E. dageti dageti and E. dageti monroviae. The two subspecies are identified by the number of bars along the sides with E. dagti monroviae having 5 bars and E. dageti dageti having 6.
It is easily bred in top-to-bottom mops. Eggs take about 18 days to hatch and the fry can be fed new-hatched brine shrimp.
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)
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