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Volume 26, Issue 3-4 – 30 November 2020

Frank Pezold, Kassandra Ford and Ray C. Schmidt: Epiplatys cashneri, A New Species of Killifish (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae) from Liberia, West Africa, pp. 77-86

 

 

 

 

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Volume 26, Issue 3-4 – 30 November 2020

Frank Pezold, Kassandra Ford and Ray C. Schmidt: Epiplatys cashneri, A New Species of Killifish (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae) from Liberia, West Africa, pp. 77-86

Abstract

A new species of killifish, Epiplatys cashneri, is describedfrom tributaries of the Geebo and Dugbe rivers, in southern Liberia. It differs from all other Epiplatys species in its distinctive coloration. Males have an orange body with red spots and reddish orange median fins with dark red spots and dark red margins. Females are yellow with red spots and have yellow median fins with red spots. There are no longitudinal dark bands or broad dark crossbars on the trunk and metallic blue highlights are limited to head, nape and trunk above pectoral fins in males. The species is known to the aquarium trade as “Orange Liberia.”