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.
desekanus: named for the location it was collected – Eseka, Cameroons
Epiplatys esekanus is not a common aquarium fish at this time, although it is considered reasonably easy to reproduce. Basic top-to-bottom mops can be used. Fry hatch in 14-18 days and easily take newly hatched brine shrimp or microworms as a first food.
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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