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.
chevalieri: named for the collector Augustus Chevalier
Considered a difficult species to reproduce, E. chevalieri has never been a common species in the killifish hobby. Some reports indicate E. chevalieri will spawn in a top to bottom mop. Peat moss, floating and sunken may assist in the spawning. It is sensitive to nitrates.
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