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); bellemansi: The species is named in dedication to the professional biologist and conservationist, collector, aquarist, and friend Marc Bellemans, Belgium (Ref. 97568).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
Africa: southern Kordofan in Sudan (Ref. 97568).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 97568)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 19 - 21;
Vertebrae: 26. Diagnosis: Nothobranchius bellemansi can be distinguished from all other species of the genus Nothobranchius by the following unique combination of characters: 18-21 dorsal fin rays; 19-21 anal fin rays; 29-30 scales in longitudinal series; short pelvic fin, tip reaching anus; terminal portion of mouth on ventral profile pointed; males and females unpaired fins median portion with red spots (Ref. 97568).
The type locality comprised a pool in a clay depression containing a few centimeters of standing water in the savannah floodplains southeast of the Nuba mountains; these depressions become filled during the rainy season, with certain deeper parts retaining water for longer periods (Ref. 97568).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Valdesalici, S., 2014. Nothobranchius bellemansi and Nothobranchius occultus (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae) two new annual killifish from Sudan. Killi-Data Ser. 2014:4-19. (Ref. 97568)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties 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
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .