BKA 2020 Annual General Meeting

BKA 2020 Annual General Meeting

The BKA will hold its Annual General Meeting on Sunday 9th August, commencing at 6pm. In order to vote in absence or to ‘attend’ and vote in person please click on the button. All BKA Members should by now have received details within the first issue of Killi-Snippets. This included a copy of the Agenda, The Chair’s report and the Financial Accounts. If you haven’t received your copy it may be that we do not have a current email address…

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K.A.B. Photo competition

K.A.B. Photo competition

The Killi Association of Bulgaria, (KAB), announces its 7-th Killifish Photo Competition. We are very excited to present this competition in the field of digital images and hope to encourage international participation by giving enthusiasts the possibility to e-mail their submissions as file attachments. Guidelines: 1. Photography classes: – Portrait – (There is the whole fish on the picture, also a macro close up…) – Action – (There are mostly 2-3 fishes in breeding or combat process) – Free style…

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New book for North American Killi fans

New book for North American Killi fans

“A heroic undertaking in its scope. The icthyological community has eagerly awaited the publication of the second volume of this most important work, which provides continent-wide coverage of North America’s freshwater fish fauna. This book will make our jobs easier.”–  Tim M. Berra, Ohio State University

New description and a new species of Nothobranchius

New description and a new species of Nothobranchius

Redescription of the seasonal killifish species Nothobranchius ocellatus and description of a related new species Nothobranchius matanduensis, from eastern Tanzania (Teleostei: Nothobranchiidae) Brian R. Watters, Béla Nagy, Pieter D. W. van der Merwe, Fenton P. D. Cotterill and Dirk U. Bellstedt* Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters/IEF-1149/pp. 1-28 Published 26 June 2020 LSID: http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:7E606C25-EDD9-4D05-81E3-B368688851CE DOI: http://doi.org/10.23788/IEF-1149 The description of Nothobranchius ocellatus was based on a unique holotype, comprising an immature male, and a photograph of a female. The holotype is apparently lost….

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Sex ratios deviate across killifish species without clear links to life history

Sex ratios deviate across killifish species without clear links to life history

Will Sowersby, Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyer & Björn Rogell  Evolutionary Ecology – volume 34, pages411–426(2020) Abstract Sex ratios can differ from an expected equal proportion of males and females, carrying substantial implications for our understanding of how mating systems evolve. Typically, macro-evolutionary studies have been conducted without assessing how deviations from an equal sex ratio could be explained by sex-biased mortality or dispersal. Our understanding of sex ratio evolution independent of these confounds, in addition to any putative links between skewed sex ratios and other factors…

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Outage on website

Outage on website

The website is now active again. Our host UK2 had detected malicious bot activity and shut down the site while they investigated. We can assure you that no data was compromised as the bot activity was confined to a single application that had no access to the website itself or other applications. It was troubling for us and you that we had no notification but UK2 acted correctly in shutting down the site to prevent any further malicious activity. The…

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2020 BKA CONVENTION CANCELLED

2020 BKA CONVENTION CANCELLED

At the Management Committee Meeting on 15th April 2020 the decision was taken to cancel this year’s Convention. Our concern was and is the Covid-19 situation. As anticipated and confirmed today by Government, movement restrictions are likely to remain in place until June and may continue beyond that in some areas. This will undoubtedly affect our ability to carry out preparations in a safe, lawful and timely manner. We also took into account that travel plans and booking time off…

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