Epiplatys T. N. Gill, 1862 Species
Epiplatys esekanusEpiplatys: 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.
guineensis – from Guinea
Epiplatys guineensis is wide spread from Guinea locally found near the town of Linsan in the Toukoudi River
While it is in the hobby, it has only received minimal interest because of subdued coloration. Generally not considered a difficult species to spawn, it is a top spawner and leaves fairly large eggs in the upper part of the mop. Eggs take 12-14 days to hatch. Fry are aggressive feeders of baby brine shrimp.
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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