EPIPLATYS DAGETI MONROVIAE
Epiplatys T. N. Gill, 1862 Species
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
monroviae: for the location in Liberia is was originally collected.
| Epiplatys dageti monroviae is a commonly found Killifish in the aquarium hobby. It has 6 black bars along the side to distinguish it from the E. dageti dageti variant.
It is easily bred in top-to-bottom mops. Eggs take about 12-8 days to hatch and the fry can be fed new-hatched brine shrimp.
PERSONAL NOTE: While looking for reference material on this sub-species, it appears most of the photos as well as reference materials do not separate the species. All photos are the same for both subspecies.
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 N