Svensson, G.S.O. 1933. Freshwater Fishes from the Gambia River (British West Africa). Results of the Swedish Expedition 1931. Kungl. Svenska Vetenskapsakad. Hand., ser 3., 12 (3): 81, fig. 25. It is distinguished from all congeners by the following unique combination of characters: males with about 5-20 spots on flank, each being greater in diameter than the radius of the pupil, proximal stripe on anal fin, dorsal fin tip reaching centre of caudal peduncle, pelvic fin short, not reaching anus, females with dots on flank and fins; dorsal fin with 15-17 rays and 26-31 scales in median lateral series
Genus: Pronothobranchius
Geographical Distribution Maps
Gambia; Sénégal Type locality:Isla Mc Carthy, río Gambia, Gambia * [13.467 N : 16.567 W] Svensson, | Svensson, 1934 Others places: - 1-3 km de Camp de Lion a Simenti, P.N. Niokolo-Koba, Sén. [13.028 N : 13.262 W] Reichard, 2005 | Blazek et al., 2012 - cerca de Sukur Bolong (Surunkku Bolon), Gambia [13.476 N : 16.232 W] Brown & Brown, 1983 | Valdesalici, 2013 - Dobo, río Gambia, Gambia [13.489 N : 14.637 W] Fröhlich, 1978 | Valdesalici, 2013
Dobo, Niokolo-Koba N.P., Sukur Bolong Camp de Lion OMSEN-19
Status specie: Not unanimously confirmed Like its congener P. seymouri, it is difficult to maintain it for several generations and also has a similar problem after the first weeks of its birth. Growth slows down for some reason that I haven't been able to figure out so far. My theory is due to the composition of the water or some deficiency in its diet. Once a good pair or reproductive group has been found, spawning is not too abundant either. The eggs are amber in color, making them difficult to observe in the peat.
Related: Johnels, A.G. 1954. Notes on the Fishes of the Gambia River. Arkiv for Zoologi, 6 (17): 327-411, figs. 1-19. [gambiensis Prono.: Eco/Coll/in Nothobranchius] Roloff, E. 1974d. Aphyosemion seymouri Loiselle & Blair, 1971. Aquarien und Terrarien-Zeitschrift (Aquar. Terr. Zeit., D.A.T.Z.), 27 (11): 363-364, fig. [gambiensis Prono.: Sys] Valdesalici, S. 2013. Pronothobranchius chirioi n. sp. a new annual killifish species from the Niger River drainage, with redescriptions of P. kiyawensis, P. gambiensis and P. seymouri (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae). Killi-Data Series 2013, 21-41, 10 figs., 2 tabs. [gambiensis Prono.: Sys/Mor/Ost/Pat/Dis/Coll/valid sp.]
Svensson, 1933
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P. gambiensis Camp de Lion OMSEN-19