Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes
(Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Nothobranchiidae
Etymology: Nothobranchius: Greek, nothos = false + Greek, brangchia = gill (Ref. 45335); rosenstocki: Named for John Rosenstock of Hellerup, Denmark, who collected this new species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
Africa: Luapula River system (upper Congo River basin) in Zambia (Ref. 53985).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 53985); 3.9 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 16 - 17. Diagnosis: This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of unique characters: 15-17 dorsal fin rays; 16-17 anal fin rays; male coloration with irregular red reticulation contrasting with light blue background color on the entire body. The frontal and superior portion of the head red; anal fin with a red distal part. The caudal fin base is red spotted, with distal part transparent light blue. The anterior part of base of dorsal fin has distinct black spots and hardly visible papillae. Sides of female are not marked like the males, but with narrow brown scale margins (Ref. 53985).
Populations of this species have been found scattered over a large area in the Luapula River basin; specimens have been found mainly in shallow and vegetated parts of small, slow-flowing rivers which empty into swamps; the species was also collected from so-called "dembos" or water-filled depressions; all habitats were temporary and only filled with water during the wet season and for a short period afterwards, the bottom substrate of which were usually silt or clay with a high humus content (Ref. 53985).
Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).
Valdesalici, S. and R.H. Wildekamp, 2005. A new species of the genus Nothobranchius (Cyprinodontiformes, Nothobranchiidae) from Luapula River basin, Zambia. aqua, J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 9(3):89-96. (Ref. 53985)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00451 - 0.02668), b=2.92 (2.71 - 3.13), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm=0.3-0.4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .