Nothobranchius symoensi Wildekamp, 1978
photo by Terceira, A.C.

Family:  Nothobranchiidae (African rivulines)
Max. size:  5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic, non-migratory
Distribution:  Africa: Luapula River drainage (upper Congo River basin) in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia (Ref. 59344, 95585).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal fin rays 17-18; anal fin rays 17-18; body depth 30.4% in SL; caudal fin with a banded pattern; males lack the distinct black spots that are present on the lower frontal part of the dorsal fin (Ref. 53985).
Biology:  Occurs in temporary pools, swamps and ditches (Ref. 59344). Bottom spawner, 4 months incubation (Ref. 27139).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 12 January 2019 (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 02.05.94
Modified by: Musschoot, Tobias - 11.06.09
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 02.07.94

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