Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes
(Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Nothobranchiidae
Etymology: Nothobranchius: Greek, nothos = false + Greek, brangchia = gill (Ref. 45335); hassoni: The species is named in honour of Michel Hasson, for his assistance to obtain the type specimens, additional information and for his support to help the National Park of Upemba (Ref. 53530).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Africa: lower Lufira system (Ref. 98826), including ephemeral pools in the floodplain of the Lufwa River system (Ref. 53530), in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 53530); 3.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 15 - 17. Deep bodied Nothobranchius (Ref. 53530). The snout is rounded (Ref. 53530). The mouth is terminal, directed upward (Ref. 53530). Ctenii are absent on the rays of the dorsal and anal fins (Ref. 53530). Number of scales on the median longitudinal line is 26-30 and 2-4 on caudal fin base (Ref. 53530). Most scales have a shallow pit in the centre, not connected with an underlying neuromast system (Ref. 53530); there are no ctenii on the body scales (Ref. 53530).
Inhabits ephemeral pools with turbid water (Ref. 53530).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Valdesalici, S. and R.H. Wildekamp, 2004. A new species of the genus Nothobranchius Peters, 1868 from the Lufwa River basin, Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (Pisces, Cyprinodontiformes, Aplocheilidae). Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. "G. Doria" 96:241-251. (Ref. 53530)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00438 - 0.02619), b=2.92 (2.71 - 3.13), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .