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Month: February 2020

BKA Convention 2020 – September 25th to 27th

BKA Convention 2020 – September 25th to 27th

The BKA Convention will be held between Friday 25th and Sunday 27th September 2020. Full details are still awaited but you should definitely mark the dates on your calendar. All enquiries to: chair@killis.org.uk We are indebted to our sponsors from last year who helped make our 2019 Convention a success.

The World wakes up to the ability of killis to halt their own development

The World wakes up to the ability of killis to halt their own development

Although the ability of killis to arrest their own development up to three times has been known for some time this fascinating aspect of their life history has now hit the headlines: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/feb/20/african-killifish-may-hold-key-to-stopping-ageing-in-humans The BKA exists to promote these beautiful fish and to help conserve them. The natural world contains so many secrets that can assist the human race, we should all see the benefit in protecting biodiversity. Follow this link to see an interesting video by sciencemag.org on diapause,…

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Nothobranchius derhami – Another gem to add to the growing list of beautiful Nothos

Nothobranchius derhami – Another gem to add to the growing list of beautiful Nothos

Aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology Nothobranchius derhami (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae), A new species of seasonal killifish from western Kenya Stefano Valdesalici and Giuseppe Amato Abstract Nothobranchius derhami, new species, is described from seasonal habitats in the Nyando River system, belonging to the Lake Victoria basin, western Kenya. Nothobranchius derhami belongs to the N. ugandensis species group and is distinguished from all other members of the genus by the following characters in males: flank light blue with red scale margins; dorsal portion…

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