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); krammeri: This species is described in honour of Werner Krammer, Pöttmes, Germany, a well known German aquarist, who first successfully bred this species (Ref. 79559).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
Africa: ephemeral pool in the Meronvi River basin in northeastern Mozambique (Ref. 79559).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79559)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 14 - 15. This species has following unique characters: 13-15 dorsal fin rays, 14-15 anal fin rays, 24-27 scales in median lateral series, frontal squamation pattern variable, pelvic fin tips not reaching the anus, male body and head scales light blue with pale red to pale orange margin, outer rim of ventral body scales towards the belly yellow, snout reddish, throat orange to yellow, front and superior portion of head reddish, anal fin yellowish with a pattern of narrow pale brown lines extending to fin rays, caudal fin pale red with a small black searn along its outer margin, larger on upper and lower angle, sharply delineated hyaline submarginal band (Ref. 79559).
Described from an ephemeral pool which measures approximately 350 m in diameter and no more than 0.75 m deep at centre; banks densely covered with water lilies (Nymphea spp.); water brown, slightly turbid with neutral pH (Ref. 79559).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Valdesalici, S. and H. Hengstler, 2008. Nothobranchius krammeri n. sp. (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae): a new annual killifish from the Meronvi River basin, northeastern Mozambique. Aqua Int. J. Ichthyol. 14(4):187-194. (Ref. 79559)
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
): 3.1 ±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) .