Nagy, B. 2019. Nothobranchius taiti, a new species of annual killifish from the upper Nile drainage in Uganda (Teleostei: Nothobranchiidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 29 (1): 19–31. Abstract: Nothobranchius taiti, new species, is described from seasonal habitats in the Apapi River system, forming part of the Lake Kyoga basin in the upper Nile drainage in eastern Uganda. Nothobranchius taiti is distinguished from all other members of the genus by the following characters in males: body coloration light blue with seven to ten irregular red-brown vertical stripes; anal and caudal fins light blue with brown spots proximally, with brown median band, followed by a light blue subdistal band and a black distal band; dorsal fin golden with brown spots and irregular brown stripes and with slender black distal band. Furthermore, it differs from N.taeniopygus, a species to which it has previously been tentatively ascribed, by having a greater head length of 35.0- 38.6% SL; smaller head width of 50-57% HL; smaller head depth of 71-80% HL; smaller interorbital width of 31-40% HL; and smaller postorbital length of 44-51% HL.
Genus: Nothobranchius Subgenus: Zonothobranchius. Group: rubroreticulatus
Geographical Distribution Maps
Uganda Type locality:about 75 km northwest Soroti town, Apapi river system, upper Nile drainage, {northern} Uganda. (2.001 S : 34.094 E) Extension: known only from type area, in lake Kyoga basin, northern Uganda
UGN 17-9
Status specie: Not unanimously confirmed
Related: Sainthouse, I.F.N. 1985a. A Review of the Problems associated with the Identification of Nothobranchius taeniopygus (Hilgendorf, 1891) from Central Tanzania. British Killifish Association (B.K.A.), Killi News, 235: 1- 20, figs. [taiti N.: Sys/Pat/Coll/Dis/Mis taeniopygus (part)]
Nagy, 2019
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