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Papiliolebias francescae, a new killifish

By Leonard Ho - Posted Sep 17, 2014 09:00 AM
Papiliolebias francescae is the newest described species of rivulids from Bolivia, South America. Like many killifish, P.francescae is strikingly pigmented - a real pint-sized showstopper.


Papiliolebias francescae is described based on specimens collected in a seasonal pool in Rio San Pablo  drainage.  Interestingly, this newly described species may have already (allegedly) entered in the aquarium trade according to this AquaBid auction.  Killifish readily spawn in captivity, so it wouldn't be a surprise if P.francescae becomes more available to hobbyist in the coming years.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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