Nothobranchius oestergaardi (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae), a new annual killifish from Mweru Wantipa Lake drainage basin, northern Zambia

Stefano Valdesalici and Giuseppe Amato

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 111-119, Volume 17, Issue 2 – 26 April 2011


A new species of an annual killifish, Nothobranchius oestergaardi, is described based on specimens collected from an ephemeral pool in the swamps of the seasonal Mwawe River in the drainage system of the Mweru Wantipa Lake basin, northern Zambia. The new species belongs to the Nothobranchius taeniopygus species group and is distinguished from the other members by a diagnostic combination of male colouration and morphological characters.

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