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This automatically built list of all taxa, oviparous and ovo(viviparous) allows to easily get directly the concerned snapshot of a given name, according to alphabetical left menu with reversed names (quick access by alphabetical first letters, above).

Presently valid species names are listed with (O) if oviparous sp. and (V) if viviparous (or ovoviviparous)) sp., generic names are not tagged as valid or not since it is varying frequently (but in Killi-Data it always corresponds to latest published evidence and not to published opinions, even by renown and respectable researchers.



Reversed name (cf. legends and abbreviations in MODEL): zenkeri Ep.

Major revision edition update: May 1. 2024

Latest data: included or corrected on 2024-05-01


Epiplatys zenkeri

(Ahl, 1928)


Current Name: Epiplatys zenkeri

Describer(s), Year: Ahl, 1928



Family: Nothobranchiidae Garman, 1895

Subfamily: Epiplatinae Huber, 2000

Tribe: Epiplatini Huber, 2000

Genus: Epiplatys Gill, 1862

Subgenus: Epiplatys Gill, 1862

Abbreviated genus: Ep.

Abbreviated subgenus: (Ep.)

Abbreviated superspecies: [Ep.sex]

Species: zenkeri

Index name: zenkeri: Epiplatys zenkeri

Full name: Epiplatys (Epiplatys) zenkeri

Abbreviated extended name: Ep. (Ep.) [Ep.sex] zenkeri

Abbreviated short name: Ep. zenkeri



Original name: Panchax zenkeri

Describer(s): Ahl

Year of description (ICZN): 1928

Original description: Ahl, E. 1928. Beiträge zur Systematik der afrikanische Zahnkarpfen. Zool. Anz., 79 (3-4): 117, fig. 3.

Type locality: Bipindihof (today Bipindi, in German: «Hof» means surroundings or gardens, subseq. from Zenker), southwestern Cameroun.

Gender/Accordance (if, [Name] for person(s), [Subst.], and [Vern.], not declinable, if [Adj.], declinable according to genus gender as [Masc.], [Fem.] or [Neut.]): [Name]



Current status: valid sp.

Status evaluation (current): established by several authors.

Future research (first, status type options for valid sp. as morpho, pattern, cryptic, molecular, or incongruent): [cryptic_species] | renewed study of the types, first live collection from type locality, variability, deepened morphology, detailed osteology, molecular analysis.



Countries of distribution (local names): Cameroun; Ecuatorial Guinea

Availability in aquariums: rare.

Aquarium populations [names without accents, codes as initials, year-2-digits, loc number]: Akok, Bidjouka (BLLMC 05-25), Bidou, Bipindi, Bissiang, Campo, Ebome PK20 (JVC 05), Kribi, Makondou, Makoure (CBL 01-16), Nkolbonda (BLLMC 05-29), Pongo (BLLMC 05-30), Makondo, Route Dehane (ADK 09-297) (aff.), Song Ndong



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (only in database for members… to freely register, please fill the FORM):
PHOTOS OF MALE, FEMALE (various populations, copyrighted by their authors) |
IDENTITY: Abbreviated genus, Abbreviated subgenus, Abbreviated superspecies, Abbreviated extended name, Abbreviated short name |
TYPOLOGY: Original name, Type locality, Types series, Discoverer(s), Etymology, Gender/Accordance |
SYSTEMATICS: Alternative status, Alternative name(s), Misspelling(s) |
RESEARCH: Status evaluation (current), Systematic remarks (with taxonomic history and changes in edition since 2001), Miscellaneous comments, Superspecies current morpho-components, Diagnosis, Phylogenetic positioning, Historical milestones of knowledge, Life History Traits, Future research |
DISTRIBUTION AND ECOLOGY: Range, Biogeographically replaced, Sympatric taxa, Availability in nature (conservation status), Typical landscape, Biotope coverage, Niche, Subniche preference, Depth of water, Flow speed, Water chemistry, Temperature of water, Position in water, Social behavior, Intraspecific behavior, Breeding behavior, Food |
AQUARIUM RECORDS: First breeding aquarium record, Aquarium set-up, Difficulty of breeding and guidelines, Life cycle, Egg diameter, Incubation lag, First food, First swimming, Sexation in aquarium, Maturity in aquarium, Lifespan in aquarium |
KEY MORPHO-MERISTICS: Max. size of male, Female body size (vs. male), Dorsal rays, Anal rays, D/A deviation, LL scale count, Transversal scale count, Predorsal length, Depth, Vertebrae count |
COLOR PATTERN (permanent or temporary, in life): Overall melanism on body, Markings, on mouth, Markings, surrounding eyes, Coloration on iris, Markings on back, Markings on belly, Preopercular colored markings, Preopercular temporary dark markings, Postopercular temporary dark markings, Sides longitudinal temporary dark markings, Sides vertical temporary dark markings, Metallic shining on sides, Structure of pattern on male sides, Male dominant background color, Male color on mating, Female color on mating, Overall body dichromatism, Supracaudal ocellus, Type of markings on male mid-anterior sides, Type of markings on male posterior sides, Posterior pattern compared to anterior, in male, Upper sides and back color pattern, Pectoral fins, in male, Ventral fins, in male, Paired fins in female, Dorsal fin pattern in male, Anal fin pattern in male, Dorsal fin pattern compared to Anal fin, Caudal fin pattern in male, Male color extensions, Female unpaired fins, Other pattern characters |
BODY MORPHOLOGY: Body dimorphism, Allometry in body growth, Vertical profile of body, Transversal profile of body, Greatest body depth in male, Vertical anterior profile of head, Upper and lower jaws profile, Orientation of mouth opening, Level of mouth opening, Eye vertical position, Eye diameter, Opercular depth, Opercular profile, Transversal upper outline of head, Upper and lower outlines of body, Back vs. belly outline, Prepeduncular outline of body, Peduncular depth, Peduncular Caudal fin outline |
FIN MORPHOLOGY: Pectoral fins insertion, Pectoral fins shape, Pectoral fins posterior profile, Ventral fins insertion, Ventral fins shape, Ventral fins posterior profile, Pectoral fins dimorphism, Ventral fins dimorphism, Dorsal fin shape, Anal fin shape, Caudal fin length, Caudal fin corners, Caudal fin dimorphism |
MICRO-MORPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERS: Frontal scalation type, Scales on body, Scales on lower preopercular region, Scales on base of fins, Sensory organs (supra-orbital, pre-opercular, pre-orbital, post-orbital), Teeth |
OSTEOLOGY: Key characters |
GENOTYPE: Haploid chromosomes, Chromosome arms, Genetic specificities |
COLLECTING LOCALITIES: with geographical coordinates |
MAP OF COLLECTING SPOTS (selected taxon plus possibly related taxa) |
BIBLIOGRAPHIC INDEX (full details, with indexed contents)
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