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Nothobranchius ugandensis

(Uganda nothobranch)


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Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Uganda nothobranch

Common Names in Finnish:

Siniviuhkapyrst, Siniviuhkapyrstö

Common Names in German:

Uganda Prachtkärpfling, Uganda-Prachtk, Uganda-Prachtkärpfling

Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

乌干达假鳃鮰, 烏干達假鰓鮰

Common Names in Vietnamese:

Uganda nothobranch


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Ecology: Inhabits swamps , roadside and drainage ditches, pools and depressions downstream of culverts. It is always found in temporary water bodies that only contain water during the wet season and for a short period afterwards. The water is usually turbid to very turbid and usually lacks any aquatic vegetation (Wildekamp 1994). Max . size: 50 mm SL (Wildekamp 1994).[1].

List of Habitats :


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Bottom spawner , 4 months incubation [2].


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Nothobranchius ugandensis


Name Status: Accepted Name .

A record of Nothobranchius taeniopygus Hilgendorf, 1891 by Wourms (1965) refers to this species. Wildekamp (1994) attributes a population from seasonal pools of the lower Sio River near Busia to this species.[1].

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Nothobranchius

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 26 species and subspecies in this genus:

N. bojiensis (Boji Plains Nothobranch) · N. cardinalis (Cardinal Nothobranchius) · N. elongatus (Elongate Nothobranch) · N. furzeri (Turquiose Killifish) · N. guentheri (Gunther's Nothobranch) · N. interruptus (Kikambala Nothobranch) · N. jubbi (Blue Notobranch) · N. jubbi interruptus (Kikambala Nothobranch) · N. jubbi jubbi (Blue Notobranch) · N. kafuensis (Caprivi Killifish) · N. kirki (Kirk's Killifish) · N. kuhntae (Beira Killifish) · N. melanospilus (Blackspotted Nothobranch) · N. microlepis (Small Scaled Nothobranch) · N. orthonotus (Spotted Killifish) · N. foerschi (Palmqvist's Nothobranch) · N. palmqvisti (Palmqvist's Nothobranch) · N. patrizii (Somali Nothobranch) · N. rachovii (Rainbow Kilifish) · N. rachovii var. Albino (Bluefin Notho) · N. robustus (Red Victoria Nothobranch) · N. taeniopygus (Striped Nothobranch) · N. thierryi (Togo Killifish) · N. ugandensis (Uganda Nothobranch) · N. vosseleri (Pangani Nothobranch) · N. willerti (Mnanzini Nothobranch)

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Further Reading

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 01, 2008:



  1. Twongo, T.K. & Hanssens, M. 2006. Nothobranchius ugandensis. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 February 2012. [back]
  2. Huber, J.H. (1996). Killi-Data 1996. Updated checklist of taxonomic names, collecting localities and bibliographic references of oviparous Cyprinodont fishes (Atherinomorpha, Pisces). Société Française d'Ichtyologie, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturel ... [back]
Last Revised: 2015-02-06