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); sagittae: The species name sagittae comes from the Latin sagittae meaning arrow; in reference to the relatively pointed head and slender shape (Ref. 98818).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
Africa: seasonal pools and swamps in Ruwana, Grumeti and Mbalageti river systems, Lake Victoria basin in Tanzania (Ref. 98818).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 98818)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 15 - 18. Diagnosis: Nothobranchius sagittae is distinguished from all other members of the Nothobranchius neumanni species group by the following combination of characters: in the male, a relatively elongate body shape, a dorsal profile that is slightly convex, a concave transition between the head and body, a pointed snout, and an upward-directed mouth cleft; the anal fin in the male is red with one or two pale yellow, white or blue-white horizontal bands, a light blue-gray proximal part, and a distinct dark red margin; the caudal fin in the male is usually completely red with a relatively dark marginal band (Ref. 98818).
Occurs in shallow, seasonal pools and swamps (Ref. 98818).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Wildekamp, R.H., B.R. Watters and K.M. Shidlovskiy, 2014. Review of the Nothobranchius neumanni species group with descriptions of three new species from Tanzania (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae). J. Am. Killifish Ass. 47(1):2-30. (Ref. 98818)
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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .