Valdesalici, S. 2012. Nothobranchius kardashevi and Nothobranchius ivanovae (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae): two new annual killifishes from the Katuma River drainage, western Tanzania. Aqua, Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology, 18 (4): 192, Figs. 1-2. Abstract: Two new annual killifish species, Nothobranchius kardashevi, new species, and N. ivanovae, new species, are described based on specimens collected in ephemeral pools in the Katuma River drainage system, western Tanzania. Nothobranchius kardashevi, new species, belongs to the N. ugandensis species group and N. ivanovae to the N. taeniopygus species group. Both are distinguished from the respective other group members by a diagnostic combination of male colouration and morphological characters.
Genus: Nothobranchius Subgenus: Zonothobranchius. Group: ugandensis
Geographical Distribution Maps
Tanzania Type locality:Road from Kabungo to Iloba, Karira stream, Katuma river drainage, altitude 1023 m, (central western) Tanzania.06°22.061' S, 30° 56.161' E,
kardashevi Mpanda K 2011-25
Status specie: Unanimously confirmed.Known only from type area´´ Rare in the hobby.
Related: Nagy, B., B. R. Watters, P. D. W. van der Merwe, F. P. D. Cotterill & D. U. Bellstedt. 2020. Review of the Nothobranchius ugandensis species group from the inland plateau of eastern Africa with descriptions of six new species (Teleostei: Nothobranchiidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, IEF- 1129, pp. 1-53. [phylogeny]
Valdesalici 2012
Nothobranchius kardashevi Nothobranchius kardashevi Nothobranchius kardashevi Nothobranchius kardashevi N.kardasvhevi Mpanda K 2011-25 (C) F.Casado N.kardashevi Mpanda K 2011-25 (C) F.Casado N.kardasvhevi Mpanda K 2011-25