Steindachner, 1881

Class: Actinopterygii

Occurs in small brooks and swamps over a wide area from Senegal to Sudan.

     BREEDING INFORMATION:  E. bifasciatus is not a difficult species to reproduce.  It is basic top-mop spawner, the fry are small, but can take newly-hatched brine shrimp immediately.


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)

Wildekamp, R.H. and J.R. Van der Zee, 2003. Aplocheilidae. p. 325-442 In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d’eaux douce et saumâtres de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, Tome 2. Coll. Faune et Flore tropicales 40. Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgique, Museum National d’Histoire Naturalle, Paris, France and Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Paris, France. 815 p. (Ref. 57261)

Epiplatys bifasciatus, Database, gratis, aquarium, pictures, vissen ...Epiplatys bifasciatus – photographer Heinz Ott
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Nothobranchiidae
Genus: Epiplatys  T. N. Gill, 1862

Epiplatys bifasciatus

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.

bifasciatus: Meaning two lines










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