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Nothobranchius nubaensis
Valdesalici, Bellemans, Kardashev & Golubtsov, 2009
Nothobranchius nubaensis (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae) a new annual killifish from Sudan and Ethiopia. aqua pp. 143-152 15(3) Volume 15, Issue 3 -20 July 2009 Abstract. A new species of annual killifish, Nothobranchius nubaensis, is described based on specimens collected from ephemeral water bodies in central Sudan and south-west Ethiopia. The new species is distinguished from the other members of the Nothobranchius ugandensis species group by the following combination of characters: 17-19 dorsal fin rays; 17-19 anal fin rays; 29-30 scales in median lateral series; dorsal and anal fins in males with short filamentous rays; pelvic fins short, tips reaching the anus; orange red head with three distinct oblique bars on the operculum; dorsal fin light blue with a pattern of irregular orange-red spots and elongated yellow spots in distal areas; anal fin yellow, light blue at base, with a pattern of orange-red spots; pelvic fins yellow with a pattern of orange-red spots; pectoral fins orange-red with a light blue margin; caudal fin orange-red with short pale or dark red lines, extending from fin base onto fin rays.
Genus: Nothobranchius Subgenus: Zonothobranchius. Group: ugandensis
Geographical Distribution Maps
Near Angarko, Fugnido, Wadi Al Ghallah,Maada Mulaha ,SUDAN Ilubabor Pr.ETHIOPIA Type locality: 21 km south of Dilling and about 100 km north of Kadugli, near Angarko, Sudan
Status specie: accepted by all authors. In captivity :Difficult to maintain more than one generation