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Nothobranchius torgashevi  Valdesalici, 2015

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Nothobranchiidae (African rivulines)
Etymology: Nothobranchius: Greek, nothos = false + Greek, brangchia = gill (Ref. 45335);  torgashevi: The species is named in honour of aquarist and collector Sergey Torgashev from Elektrostal, Moscow Oblast, Russia, who discovered the species (Ref. 116436).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic; pH range: 8.3 - 8.3.   Tropical; 25°C - 30°C (Ref. 116436)

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Africa: Mhwala River, Lake Eyasi basin, in Tanzania (Ref. 116436).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116436); 3.3 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-17; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 17 - 18; Vertebrae: 29. Diagnosis: The colour pattern of Nothobranchius torgashevi males is compparable to that of other N. ugandensis group members, comprising light blue scales and a broad, irregular reticulated pattern on the body, vivid orange or red oblique bars on the head and dorsum, a yellow or blue anal fin, and large vivid red spots on the dorsal and anal fins; other shared characters include: head rounded with a slightly concave to nearly straight dorsal profile; predorsal region convex between the nape and posterior extremity of the dorsal fin base; cephalic squamation variable (Ref. 116436). Nothobranchius torgashevi can be distinguished from all other species in the N. ugandensis group by the following combination of characters: flank scales with red margins; caudal fin plain red; pectoral fin hyaline with a few proximal red dots; anal fin light blue with red dots proximally, yellow or creamy white distally; dorsal and anal fins with red margin; 16-17 dorsal fin rays; 17-18 anal fin rays; 31-33 scales in the median lateral series; 11-12 transverse scale rows; 16 circumpeduncular scales (Ref. 116436).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in a seasonal ditch, less than 1 m deep and without aquatic vegetation, the water light clay grey and turbid with a pH of 8.3 and temperature varying from 25 to 30°C (Ref. 116436).

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Valdesalici, S., 2015. Nothobranchius torgashevi (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae), a new species of annual killifish with two male colour morphs from the Lake Eyasi basin, central Tanzania. Killi-Data Ser. 2015:17-30. (Ref. 116436)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .