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Epiplatys from Mt. Nimba
Tim wrote <who the hell risked walking through that cobra infested area to
collect them ? myself.
This is a very nice part of West Africa without more snakes than other
parts of Africa!!!!
In this area two species may be collected, it depend exactly from were they
comes from around Mt. Nimba. It could be E. hildegardae with five lines of
large red spots on lateral sides and without yellow marginal bands on the
It could be E. o. olbrechtsi with large yellow margins on the unpaired
fins and lines of smaller red spots on lateral sides. These two species
have the same size and approximately the same bluish background
coloration. It could be difficult to distinguih between the two species if
your fishes are young.
I would guess if you fishes are coming from Guinea they have been collected
around Nzérékoré or Lola, then I would suggest they are E. hildegardae.
- A. poliaki
- From: Rebecca Allbritton <sekhmet at 4thcoast_com>