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P killifish
The "P" killifish

Species List

Rivulus (Cynodonichthys) pacificus

Rivulus pacificus


Nothobranchius palmqvisti
Pangani_TZ_94-7 Ramisi_KEN_07-1
KF_01-1 Gezani_TAN_95-16 Tanzania

Nothobranchius palmqvisti


Aphyosemion pamaense
aff

Aphyosemion pamaense



Aplocheilus parvus

Aplocheilus parvus


Aphyosemion pascheni
ABK_07-167 -
Bidou -

Aphyosemion pascheni


Nothobranchius (Adin.) patrizii
K_96-23 -

Nothobranchius patrizii


Austrolebias paucisquama
Sao_Sepe_DN_08-09 -

Austrolebias paucisquama


Rivulus (Melanorivulus) paracatuensis

Rivulus paracatuensis


Simpsonichthys picturatus
Ibotirama -
Volta_des_Pedras -

Simpsonichthys picturatus


Rivulus peruanus
Rio_Patchitea -  Rivulus peruanus 'Rio Patchitea'
Siva -  Rivulus peruanus 'Siva'

Rivulus peruanus


Laciris pelagica

Laciris pelagica


Moema pepotei
cf -

Moema pepotei


Cynolebias perforatus
Malhada

Cynolebias perforatus


Austrolebias pelotapes

Austrolebias pelootapes


Archiaphyosemion petersi
Ankasa -  Awaso -
Banco -  Banco Park Bia -  Bia River system in south eastern Ivory Coast

Archiaphyosemion petersi


Micropanchax pfaffi

Micropanchax pfaffi


Nematolebias papilliferous
Inoa -

Nematolebias papilliferous


Cubanichthys pengelleyi

Cubanichthys pengelleyi


Cynolebias paraguassuensis

Cynolebias paraguassuensis


Rivulus (Atlantirivulus) paranaguensis

Rivulus paranaguensis

Rivulus (Atlantirivulus) paranaguensis, UFRJ 9794, holotype, male, 43.9 mm SL: Brazil: Paraná: Paranaguá.

Rivulus (Atlantirivulus) paranaguensis, UFRJ 6362, paratype, female, 34.0 mm SL: Brazil: Paraná: Paranaguá.


PGY
AAK_13-39
Rio_de_Oro

Neofundulus paraguayensis


Pterolebias phasianus
Mato_Grosso

Pterolebias phasianus


Epiplatys (Ep.?) phoeniceps


Epiplatys phoeniceps


Nothobranchius pienaari «Kruger National Park»
KNP -
Lower_Limpopo -    MOZ -

Nothobranchius pienaari


Rivulus (Cynodonichthys) pivijay

Rivulus pivijay


Fluviphylax  palikur

Fluviphylax palikur


Pachypanchax playfairii
Zanzibar -  PACH:PLA:Zanzibar population

Pachypanchax playfairii

Before there was a "golden wonder" killifish (the modern version, A. lineatus) there was a "golden Panchax" in older aquarium literature. This fish, the only freshwater fish found in the Seychelles island is found nowhere else. A colony was transplanted to Zanzibar where it endures because it can tolerate freezing to well over 100 degrees F, full marine or fresh water or anything in between. They will eat anything and get along with fish as large or larger than them although some will fight. Paul Loiselle claims they're the meanest fish in the genus, and he should know, nobody has more experience with that genus.

Females can be easily recognized by the dark spot in the dorsal fin. In specimens ready to spawn the scales on the back ruffle up. This phenomenon is unique among all the fish species known so far.

Current thinking is this or something like it is ancestral to nearly all killifish.


Plataplochilus pulcher
GEM_2020-7

Plataplochilus pulcher


Aphyosemion plagitaenium
Epoma -
phenaco -

Aphyosemion plagitaenium


Aphyosemion polli
CI -  Gilima -  Nijilii -
Nsele_River -  Kinkole, RDC Sterba -  Z26-82 -

Aphyosemion polli


"A. polli is one of the very few species with unspotted anal fin (or only few spots at base of fin)" - JVDZ



PLL
Kyembe -
aff -

Nothobranchius polli


Aphyosemion punctulatum

Aphyosemion punctulatum


Anablepsoides parlettei


Anablepsoides parlettei


Fundulus pulvereus

Fundulus pulvereus


Hypsopanchax platysternus
HZ_85-11 -  Hypsopanchax platysternus

Hypsopanchax platysternus


Procatopus plumosus

Procatopus plumosus


Rivulus punctatus

Rivulus punctatus


Pantanodon podoxis

Pantanodon podoxis


Austrolebias pongondo

Austrolebias pongondo


POW

Fundulopanchax powelli

Probably extinct. No live specimens ever brought back; only a very small number of people have ever seen the fish. They're black in color apparently.


PPO

Poropanchax pepo

"The finding of a Poropanchax species in Lower Congo was unexpected, since the closest known congeneric population is located in northwestern Gabon, some 700 kilometers to the north." - JVDZ.


Pituna poranga


Pituna poranga


Esmaeilius persicus
Barm_e_Shoor -
Kune-Vain-Tale -  Lake_Maharlu -

Esmaeilius persicus


Austrolebias periodicus
Las_Cavas

Austrolebias periodicus


Austrolebias prognathus

Austrolebias prognathus


Aphyosemion primigenium
EBT_96-21 GBN_8-10 GBN_88-10
GEB_94-21 GHP_85-5 Kanda_GJS_0-18 Lebamba

Aphyosemion primigenium


Simpsonichthys parallelus
Formoso
Jacuba

Simpsonichthys parallelus


Profundulus portillorum

Profundulus portillorum


Profundulus parentiae

Profundulus parentiae


Nothobranchius prognathus
Mwumi -

Nothobranchius prognathus


Moema peruensis
Iquitos -
CI-2011 -  PCCC_17-2 -

Moema peruensis


Neofundulus parvipinnis


Neofundulus parvipinnis


Rivulus (Melanorivulus) proximus

Rivulus proximus


Rivulus paryagi
SSSV_06-16 -

Rivulus paryagi


Hylopanchax 	 paucisquamatus
Epoma -

Hylopanchax paucisquamatus


Rivulus paryagi
BB_04-11 PEG_94-5
PEG_96-18 TDK_97-17

Aphyosemion passaroi


Aphyosemion pseudoelegans

Aphyosemion pseudoelegans


PTA
KCA_91-10 -  Fontana PYEH_04-1 -
Rio_de_Oro -  Ruta_34-07 -

Austrolebias patriciae


Pachypanchax patriciae
Ampandra_River
Mananjeba

Pachypanchax patriciae


Spectrolebias piletti
BFB_12-09
BP_13-8

Spectrolebias piletti


Simpsonichthys punctulatus
Goias -

Simpsonichthys punctulatus


PTU
biotope

Profundulus punctatus


Aphyosemion punctatum
Buang_Bai -
Koluamotou -  Aphyosemion (Mes.) punctatum 'Koluamotou' Makoukou -

Aphyosemion punctatum


Fundulopanchax (Paraphyosemion) puerzli
Ndokama -  Fundulopanchax puerzli 'Ndokama'
Dibamba

Fundulopanchax puerzli


Garmenella pulchra

Garmenella pulchra


PUM
Kigoma -
Burundi -

Lacustricola pumilus


Aphyosemion (Chromaphyosemion) pusillum

Aphyosemion pusillum


Epiplatys fasciolatus puetzi

Epiplatys fasciolatus puetzi


PVA

Lucania parva


PVI

Fundulus parvapinnis


PXO

Xenurolebias pataxo


Fluviphylax pygmaeus

Fluviphylax pygmaeus


Rivulus (Melanorivulus) polychromus

Rivulus polychromus


Floridichthys polyommus


Floridichthys polyommus


PYP
Bachaquero -
VGV_11-10 -

Rachovia pyropunctata


Aphyosemion pyrophore
FCCO -  GHP -
RPC -  new -

Aphyosemion pyrophore

Both blue and yellow forms exists side by side in nature.

There has been some confiusion about the name in the past, explained herein.



Sorted by Code
PAC   Rivulus (Cynodonichthys) pacificus
PAM   Aphyosemion (Chromaphyosemion) pamaense
PAP   Aphyosemion pappenheimi
PAS   Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) pascheni pascheni
PCH   Fundulus pulchellus
PCN   Rivulus (Melanorivulus) paracatuensis
PCR   Simpsonichthys (Hypsolebias) picturatus
PCS   Cyprinodon nevadensis pectoralis
PCT   Rivulus (Melanorivulus) pictus
PCY   Profundulus pachycephalus
PDI   Rivulus (Melanorivulus) petrisecundi
PDS   Fundulus pallidus
PEA   Rivulus (Anablepsoides) peruanus
PEC   Cyprinodon pecosensis
PEI   Rivulus (Melanorivulus) parsei
PEN   Orestias pentlandii
PET   Archiaphyosemion (Nimbapanchax) petersi
PGU   Rivulus (Atlantirivulus) paranaguensis
PHO   Epiplatys (Epiplatys) phoeniceps
PHP   Fundulus philpisteri
PIA   Orestias piacotensis
PIC   Aphyosemion pictum
PIE   Nothobranchius (Nothobranchius) pienaari
PIN   Rivulus (Melanorivulus) pinima
PIR   Moema piriana
PIS   Cyprinodon pisteri
PJY   Rivulus (Cynodonichthys) pivijay
PLG   Aphyosemion (Aphyosemion) plagitaenium
PLI   Aphyosemion (Aphyosemion) polli
PLK   Aphyosemion (Chromaphyosemion) poliaki
PLL   Nothobranchius (Zononothobranchius) polli
PLM   Aphyosemion (Chromaphyosemion) punctulatum
PLS   Rivulus (Melanorivulus) planaltinus
PLT   Rivulus (Anablepsoides) parlettei
PLU   Aphanius pluristriatus
PNB   Rivulus (Melanorivulus) parnaibensis
PNC   Rivulus (Melanorivulus) punctatus
PNL   Plesiolebias patanalensis
PNM   Orestias polonorum
PNS   Austrolebias paranaensis
POE   Rivulus (Anablepsoides) poeyi
POL   Aphyosemion polychromus
POR   Moema portugali
PRB   Cynolebias parnaibensis
PRC   Aphanius (Esmaeilius) persicus
PRE   Aphyosemion (=EXI) preussi
PRI   Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) primigenium
PRP   Ophthalmolebias perpendicularis
PRS   Cynolebias porosus
PRX   Rivulus (Melanorivulus) proximus
PRY   Rivulus (Laimosemion) paryagi
PSM   Fundulus persimilis
PSS   Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) passaroi
PSU   Aphyosemion (Aphyosemion) pseudoelegans
PTS   Cynolebias parietalis
PTY   Simpsonichthys (Hypsolebias) pterophyllus
PUC   Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) punctatum
PUE   Fundulopanchax (Paraphyosemion) puerzli
PUS   Aphyosemion (Chromaphyosemion) pusillum
PUT   Epiplatys (Parepiplatys) fasciolatus puetzi
PYC   Cyprinodon pachycephalus
PYH   Rivulus (Melanorivulus) polychromus
PYR   Aphyosemion (Iconisemion) pyrophore
Sorted by Genus
PRC   Aphanius (Esmaeilius) persicus
PLU   Aphanius pluristriatus

PSU   Aphyosemion (Aphyosemion) pseudoelegans
PIC   Aphyosemion pictum
PLM   Aphyosemion (Chromaphyosemion) punctulatum
PSS   Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) passaroi
PLG   Aphyosemion (Aphyosemion) plagitaenium
PUS   Aphyosemion (Chromaphyosemion) pusillum
PUC   Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) punctatum
POL   Aphyosemion polychromus
PYR   Aphyosemion (Iconisemion) pyrophore
PAS   Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) pascheni pascheni
PLI   Aphyosemion (Aphyosemion) polli
PAP   Aphyosemion pappenheimi
PLK   Aphyosemion (Chromaphyosemion) poliaki
PAM   Aphyosemion (Chromaphyosemion) pamaense
PRI   Aphyosemion (Mesoaphyosemion) primigenium
PRE   Aphyosemion (=EXI) preussi


PET   Archiaphyosemion (Nimbapanchax) petersi

PNS   Austrolebias paranaensis


PTS   Cynolebias parietalis
PRB   Cynolebias parnaibensis
PRS   Cynolebias porosus

PCS   Cyprinodon nevadensis pectoralis
PEC   Cyprinodon pecosensis
PIS   Cyprinodon pisteri
PYC   Cyprinodon pachycephalus

PUT   Epiplatys (Parepiplatys) fasciolatus puetzi
PHO   Epiplatys (Epiplatys) phoeniceps



PUE   Fundulopanchax (Paraphyosemion) puerzli

PSM   Fundulus persimilis
PDS   Fundulus pallidus
PHP   Fundulus philpisteri
PCH   Fundulus pulchellus








POR   Moema portugali
PIR   Moema piriana



PIE   Nothobranchius (Nothobranchius) pienaari
PLL   Nothobranchius (Zononothobranchius) polli

PRP   Ophthalmolebias perpendicularis

PEN   Orestias pentlandii
PIA   Orestias piacotensis
PNM   Orestias polonorum





PNL   Plesiolebias patanalensis



PCY   Profundulus pachycephalus



PNC   Rivulus (Melanorivulus) punctatus
PGU   Rivulus (Atlantirivulus) paranaguensis
PAC   Rivulus (Cynodonichthys) pacificus
PEI   Rivulus (Melanorivulus) parsei
PEA   Rivulus (Anablepsoides) peruanus
PDI   Rivulus (Melanorivulus) petrisecundi
PYH   Rivulus (Melanorivulus) polychromus
PCN   Rivulus (Melanorivulus) paracatuensis
PCT   Rivulus (Melanorivulus) pictus
PIN   Rivulus (Melanorivulus) pinima
PNB   Rivulus (Melanorivulus) parnaibensis
PRX   Rivulus (Melanorivulus) proximus
PLT   Rivulus (Anablepsoides) parlettei
PLS   Rivulus (Melanorivulus) planaltinus
PRY   Rivulus (Laimosemion) paryagi
POE   Rivulus (Anablepsoides) poeyi
PJY   Rivulus (Cynodonichthys) pivijay

PCR   Simpsonichthys (Hypsolebias) picturatus
PTY   Simpsonichthys (Hypsolebias) pterophyllus


Sorted by Species
PUT   fasciolatus puetzi, (Parepiplatys) Epiplatys
PCS   nevadensis pectoralis, Cyprinodon
PYC   pachycephalus, Cyprinodon
PCY   pachycephalus, Profundulus
PAC   pacificus, (Cynodonichthys) Rivulus
PDS   pallidus, Fundulus
PAM   pamaense, (Chromaphyosemion) Aphyosemion
PAP   pappenheimi, Aphyosemion
PCN   paracatuensis, (Melanorivulus) Rivulus
PNS   paranaensis, Austrolebias
PGU   paranaguensis, (Atlantirivulus) Rivulus
PTS   parietalis, Cynolebias
PLT   parlettei, (Anablepsoides) Rivulus
PNB   parnaibensis, (Melanorivulus) Rivulus
PRB   parnaibensis, Cynolebias
PEI   parsei, (Melanorivulus) Rivulus
PRY   paryagi, (Laimosemion) Rivulus
PAS   pascheni pascheni, (Mesoaphyosemion) Aphyosemion
PSS   passaroi, (Mesoaphyosemion) Aphyosemion
PNL   patanalensis, Plesiolebias
PAT   patrizii, (Adiniops) Nothobranchius
PEC   pecosensis, Cyprinodon
PEN   pentlandii, Orestias
PRP   perpendicularis, Ophthalmolebias
PRC   persicus, (Esmaeilius) Aphanius
PSM   persimilis, Fundulus
PEA   peruanus, (Anablepsoides) Rivulus
PET   petersi, (Nimbapanchax) Archiaphyosemion
PDI   petrisecundi, (Melanorivulus) Rivulus
PHP   philpisteri, Fundulus
PHO   phoeniceps, (Epiplatys) Epiplatys
PIA   piacotensis, Orestias
PIC   pictum, Aphyosemion
PCR   picturatus, (Hypsolebias) Simpsonichthys
PCT   pictus, (Melanorivulus) Rivulus
PIE   pienaari, (Nothobranchius) Nothobranchius
PIN   pinima, (Melanorivulus) Rivulus
PIR   piriana, Moema
PIS   pisteri, Cyprinodon
PJY   pivijay, (Cynodonichthys) Rivulus
PLG   plagitaenium, (Aphyosemion) Aphyosemion
PLS   planaltinus, (Melanorivulus) Rivulus
PLU   pluristriatus, Aphanius
POE   poeyi, (Anablepsoides) Rivulus
PLK   poliaki, (Chromaphyosemion) Aphyosemion
PLL   polli, (Zononothobranchius) Nothobranchius
PLI   polli, (Aphyosemion) Aphyosemion
PNM   polonorum, Orestias
PYH   polychromus, (Melanorivulus) Rivulus
POL   polychromus, Aphyosemion
PRS   porosus, Cynolebias
POR   portugali, Moema
PRE   preussi, (=EXI) Aphyosemion
PRI   primigenium, (Mesoaphyosemion) Aphyosemion
PRX   proximus, (Melanorivulus) Rivulus
PSU   pseudoelegans, (Aphyosemion) Aphyosemion
PTY   pterophyllus, (Hypsolebias) Simpsonichthys
PUE   puerzli, (Paraphyosemion) Fundulopanchax
PCH   pulchellus, Fundulus
PUC   punctatum, (Mesoaphyosemion) Aphyosemion
PNC   punctatus, (Melanorivulus) Rivulus
PLM   punctulatum, (Chromaphyosemion) Aphyosemion
PUS   pusillum, (Chromaphyosemion) Aphyosemion
PYR   pyrophore, (Iconisemion) Aphyosemion