Pronothobranchius kiyawensis  (Ahl, 1928)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Nothobranchiidae (African rivulines)
Etymology: Pronothobranchius: Greek, pro = front of + Greek, nothos = bastard, false + Greek, brangchia = gill.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; non-migratory.   Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 2059)

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Africa: Lake Chad drainage basin in Nigeria, Chad and Central African Republic (Ref. 95020).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95020); 4.7 cm (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-16; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 15 - 17; Vertebrae: 28 - 30. Diagnosis: It is distinguished from all congeners by the following unique combination of characters: males with about 30-50 dots on flank, each being lesser in diameter than the radius of the pupil, a proximal stripe on anal fin, pelvic fin reaching the genital papillae, dorsal fin tip reaching the caudal fin, females also with dots on flank; dorsal fin with 13-16 rays an27-29 scales in the median lateral series (Ref. 95020).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in temporary pools and swamps (Ref. 3788). A bottom spawner, with 1.5 months incubation (Ref. 27139). Difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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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 (Cyprinidontiformes: Nothobranchiidae). Killi-Data Series 2013:21-41. (Ref. 95020)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: ; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.