Ceylon killifish

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Ceylon killifish
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Aplocheilidae
Genus: Aplocheilus
Species: A. dayi
Binomial name
Aplocheilus dayi
Steindachner, 1892

The Ceylon killifish (Aplocheilus dayi) is a species of killifish endemic to Sri Lanka. This species grows to a length of 9 cm (3.5 in).[1] Males and females have a black dot at the rear end of the base of the dorsal fin. The females lay 50–150 eggs.[2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Aplocheilus dayi" in FishBase. August 2012 version.
  2. ^ McInerny, Derek; Geoffry Gerard (1989). All About Tropical Fish Fourth Edition. Great Britain: Harrap Limited. p. 286. ISBN 0-8160-2168-6.