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); ivanovae: The species name is dedicated to the aquarist, collector, and discoverer of the species, Iva Ivanova from Dupnitsa, Bulgaria (Ref. 92886).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
Africa: swampy area of Katuma River drainage, western Tanzania (Ref. 92886).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92886); 3.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 17 - 18;
Vertebrae: 28. Diagnosis: Nothobranchius ivanovae males are similar to other members of the N. taeniopygus species group, differing from all other species of the genus by caudal and anal fin with a broad light sub-marginal band and dark margin (Ref. 92886). It differs from the similar and geographically closest N. taeniopygus from Ipati River by the following combination of characters: caudal fin red vs. pale brownish red, caudal fin with subdistal band vs. without band, anal fin with a creamy yellow broad submarginal band vs. thin white band; and from N. taeniopygus from Wogo River by the following combination of characters: blue-grey scales vs. light blue, caudal fin red vs. pale brownish grey, caudal fin with a subdistal and distal band vs. without band (Ref. 92886). In addition, N. ivanovae males have a relatively shorter head compared to N. taeniopygus "Ipati river", 29.5-34.6% of standard length vs. 33.0-37.5%; smaller eye, 22.8-29.0% of head length vs. 30.7-38.9%; more scales on lateral line, 31 vs. 28-30; and more dorsal and anal fin rays, 17-18 vs. 14-15 and 17-18 vs. 15-17 respectively (Ref. 92886). They have also a shorter head compared to N. taeniopygus "Wogo river", 29.5-34.6% of standard length vs. 33.6-35.4%; more scales on lateral line, 31 vs. 30; and more dorsal fin rays, 17-18 vs. 15 (Ref. 92886).
Occurs in swampy area; described from residual pool in the dry bed of the Karira stream (Ref. 92886).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Valdesalici, S., 2012. Nothobranchius kardashevi and Nothobranchius ivanovae (Cyprinodontiformes: Nothobranchiidae): two new annual killifishes from the Katuma River drainage, western Tanzania. Aqua, Int. J. Ichthyol., 18(4):191-198. (Ref. 92886)
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=0.01096 (0.00445 - 0.02704), 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. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .