Aplocheilichthys sp. nov. 'Naivasha'



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1970's (Hanssens, 2004b)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct


Believed to have been extinct since the late 1970's or early 1980's



Lake Naivasha, Kenya


Biology & Ecology










Bragança, Pedro H. N., Amorim, Pedro F. and Costa, Wilson J. E. M. (2018). Pantanodontidae (Teleostei, Cyprinodontiformes), the sister group to all other cyprinodontoid killifishes as inferred by molecular data. Zoosystematics and Evolution 94(1): 137-145.

Hanssens, M. (2004a). Aplocheilichthys sp. nov. 'Naivasha'. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 04 May 2013.

Hanssens, M. (2004b). Aplocheilichthys sp. nov. 'Naivasha'. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T61225A12451418. Downloaded on 27 June 2021.

Seegers, L., De Vos, L. and Okeyo, D. O. (2003). Annotated checklist of the freshwater fishes of Kenya (excluding the lacustrine haplochromines from Lake Victoria). Journal of East African Natural History 92: 11-47.


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