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 Dr. Vollrad Etzel
Epiplatys etzeli is found in the Ivory Coast, east of Abidja.
This species is considered dificult to breed and raise. They spawn near the surface in mops or plants. Eggs hatch in 12-14 days and newly hatched brine shrimp are taken 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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the Killifish Club of France