Ahl, E. 1928. Description of two new Cyprinodont Fishes from Nigeria. Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist., 10 (2): 601. Diagnosis: Red spots in variable number on male sides over blue (or yellow) background ; Dorsal and Anal, blue near base with red dots in lines crossing rays (notably near base), followed by plain orange (or green) and a red margin ; Caudal, red-brown innerly with orange distally and a circumcaudal red border (Wildekamp, 1983b) ; the often sympatric annual species Pronothobranchius kiyawensis (in a large sense) and Fundulosoma thierryi are easily separated from adult males Caudal fin : rounded for the former, fan-shaped with upper and lower extensions for the latter (Huber, 2006b) ; distinguished from all congeners by male with about 30-50 dots on sides, each being lesser in diameter than the radius of the pupil, a proximal (basal) band on Anal fin, Ventral fins reaching the genital papillae, Dorsal fin tip reaching Caudal fin, female also with dots on sides, Dorsal fin with 13-15 rays and 27-29 scales in the median lateral series (LL) (Valdesalici, 2013).
Genus: Pronothobranchius
Geographical Distribution Maps
Cameroun; Centrafrique; Nigeria; Tchad Type locality:near Katagum, Kiyawe river, N. Nigeria * [12.283 N : 10.350 E] Lloyd, | Ahl, 1928b Others places: - Maidougouri, 25 km from Fort-Foureau, Tchad [11.792 N : 15.226 E] Blache, 1955 | Valdesalici, 2013 - near Koundoul, road to Bergoz, Tchad [11.960 N : 15.150 E] Blache, 1956 | Valdesalici, 2013 - Sangba control zone, marigot Mandjekene, Centrafrique [7.576 N : 20.409 E] Antoine, 1988 | Valdesalici, 2013
Status specie: Accepted generally. Very few morphological differences with P. seymouri. Much more distant with P.chirioi and P.gambiensis. It should not differ noticeably in the breeding and maintenance conditions of P. seymouri.
Related: Radda, A.C. 1969b. Fundulosoma thierryi und ihre Verwandten (Cyprinodontiformes, Rivulinae). Aquaria (St Gallen), 16: 159-164, 4 figs. [kiyawensis Prono.: Sys/Dis/in subgen. Pronothobranchius/types] Wildekamp, R.H. 1983b. Pronothobranchius kiyawensis (Ahl, 1928). Aquarien und Terrarien-Zeitschrift (Aquar. Terr. Zeit., D.A.T.Z.), 36 (9): 339- 341, 13 figs. [kiyawensis Prono.: Aquar/Sys/Syn_gambiensis/Syn_seymouri] 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.]
AHL, 1928
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