N.kirki Chiuta N.kirki MZHS 2018-01 Entre Lagos. Mozambique N. Kirki Chilwa (c) Werner Krammer KIR Chilwa MW 88-10-1 N. kirki MW 94-5. (c) Christian Som
Nothobranchius kirki
Jubb, 1969
The Nothobranchius (Pisces, Cyprinodontidae) of southern Africa and a new species from Lake Chilwa, Malawi. Annals of the Cape Provincial Museums (Natural History), 8 (1): 1–9.
Genus: Nothobranchius Subgenus: Adiniops.
Geographical Distribution Maps
Malawi; Moçambique
Entre Lagos, Zomba, Chiuta, Chilwa Type locality: pool adjacent to Likangala river which forms part of Lake Chilwa endoreic drainage basin, Malawi.
Status specie: accepted by all authors. The species listed as N. kirki by Bills (2004) has been described as a new species, N. niassa, by Valdesalici (2012). Some old references to populations of N.Kirki and aff kirki are currently N. wattersi. Long incubation time of eggs (more than 5 months). I keep this species with a water hardness higher than most other Nothobranchius. They also bear worse temperatures below 22 degrees Celsius.