Clown killi

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Clown killi
Clown killi 1.jpg
Epiplatys annulatus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Nothobranchiidae
Genus: Epiplatys
E. annulatus
Binomial name
Epiplatys annulatus
(Boulenger, 1915)
  • Haplochilus annulatus Boulenger, 1915
  • Aplocheilus annulatus (Boulenger, 1915)
  • Panchax annulatus (Boulenger, 1915)
  • Pseudepiplatys annulatus (Boulenger, 1915)

The clown killi (Epiplatys annulatus) or banded panchax, is a species of fish in the family Nothobranchiidae, an African rivuline, native to fresh water habitats in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in West Africa.[2]

This species was described as Haplochilus annulatus by George Albert Boulenger in 1915 with the type locality given as most likely to be Maka at the mouth of the Moa River in Sierra Leone.[3] The binomial consists of the generic name which is a compound of the Greek words ἐπί (epí) referring to 'above, on top of' and πλατύς (platýs) referring to 'flat, broad'. The specific name annulatus is Latin and refers to the 'ring' lateral pattern.[4]


  1. ^ Diallo, I.; Olaosebikan, B.D. (2020). "Epiplatys annulatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T182796A134754514. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T182796A134754514.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2019). "Epiplatys annulatus" in FishBase. April 2019 version.
  3. ^ Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Haplochilus annulatus". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Epiplatys annulatus – Clown Killifish (Haplochilus annulatus, Pseudepiplatys annulatus)". Seriously Fish. Retrieved 2019-03-28.