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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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Fishkeeping Extravaganza (incorporating BKA 2021 Convention)

Fishkeeping Extravaganza (incorporating BKA 2021 Convention)

The Convention is now open for bookings to Members of the four Associations (BKA, BLA, FGUK, BCA). BKA Members please visit the Members Area to find the link to the booking form or follow instructions in the upcoming Killi-News and Killi-Snippets. Other Associations please contact your own Association for details.

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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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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