Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes
(Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Nothobranchiidae
Etymology: Epiplatys: Greek, epi = over, in front + Greek, platys = flat (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Boulenger.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; non-migratory. Tropical; 23°C - 28°C (Ref. 2060)
Africa: from southeastern Benin, through southern Nigeria and Cameroon, to northwestern Equatorial Guinea (Ref. 47774).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27139)
Found in swamps and swampy parts of small streams in the coastal forest (Ref. 3788). Not a seasonal killifish. It is difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Wildekamp, R.H., 1996. A world of killies. Atlas of the oviparous cyprinodontiform fishes of the world. Volume III: The genera Empetrichthys, Epiplatys, Episemion, Floridichthys, Fluviphylax, Foerschichthys, Fundulopanchax,. Fundulosoma and Fundulus. American Killifish Association, Inc. 330 p. (Ref. 47774)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: ; aquarium: commercial
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).