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West London Group Auction – Sunday 3rd April 2022

West London Group Auction – Sunday 3rd April 2022

Come along to the 2022 Spring auction at:- 3rd Molesey Scout Hut, St. Peter’s Road, West Molesey, Surrey KT8 2QE [see map here – not far from Hampton Court Palace] Booking in for the 2 Auctions (Red and Blue) commences at 10.45am with the first auction commencing at 12 noon. Please download an auction form and complete it prior to attending. This saves a lot of time and helps things run smoothly. Pairs and groups of fish only, but odd…

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2021 AGM Voting

2021 AGM Voting

Please visit the Members Area to access the online voting form. In case of difficulty please contact Chair or Secretary using contact details in Killi News.

Phylogeography of Aphanius fasciatus (Osteichthyes: Aphaniidae) in the Mediterranean Sea, with a focus on its conservation in Cyprus

Phylogeography of Aphanius fasciatus (Osteichthyes: Aphaniidae) in the Mediterranean Sea, with a focus on its conservation in Cyprus

Langeneck, Joachim & Englezou, Christopher. (2021). Hydrobiologia. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10750-021-04627-5. AbstractAphanius fasciatus is a small fish occurring in Mediterranean brackish environments. In Cyprus it is known from three localities separated by long stretches of coast. The genetic diversity of these populations was evaluated using fragments of two mitochondrial genes. A comparison with the other available data showed that Cyprus populations represent a distinct lineage. The other lineages are concentrated in a relatively small area between the Strait of Sicily and the Western…

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Egg & Fish List

Egg & Fish List

For BKA Members, the egg and fish list is active again, with some cracking Nothobranchius already up for sale. Submit your listings, sales or wants by following the instructions on the List page.

Major paper on Nothobranchius published and accessible for free

Major paper on Nothobranchius published and accessible for free

Genomic fingerprints of palaeogeographic history: The tempo and mode of rift tectonics across tropical Africa has shaped the diversification of the killifish genus Nothobranchius (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes) P. De Wetvan der Merwe, Fenton P.D. Cotterill, Martha Kandziora, Brian R. Watters, Béla Nagy, Tyrone Genade, Tyrel J.Flügel, David S. Svendsen, Dirk U. Bellstedt. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2020.106988

Aphyosemion photographs added

Aphyosemion photographs added

Thanks to long-term member Bob Merritt we have expanded our photographic library with over 60 photos of this large genus, many of the species being rare to see these days. Attendees at previous Conventions will recall seeing Bob’s stunning photographs displayed at the back of the lecture room. These digital copies don’t quite have the same impact but the spectacular range of colours and vibrancy of the genus are still captured beautifully. Available to view exclusively on this website and…

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Attenborough’s Killifish

Attenborough’s Killifish

Discovered over 20 years ago but only recently described by science. Nothobranchius attenboroughi could become a flagshipspecies for the epic landscape of the Serengeti.

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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