Nothobranchius rachovii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Nothobranchius rachovii
Species Authority: Ahl, 1926
Common Name(s):
English Rainbow Kilifish
Nothobranchius rachovii
Taxonomic Notes: There is some colour pattern and colouration variation geographically which should be examined.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2007
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Bills, R.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Unit)
As for N. orthonotus, this species is widespread and common over a wide region in Mozambique. Habitats are abundant. Localized impacts are known from the southern range for the species where it may be locally rare and threatened.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Lower Zambezi floodplains, central Mozambique south to the Kruger Park region of South Africa.
Mozambique; South Africa (Mpumalanga)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Seasonal pans and swamps in riverine floodplains.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Damage to pans by road builders has occurred and impacts from insecticide spraying has also occurred. Presently, there don't appear to be major impacts.

Citation: Bills, R. 2007. Nothobranchius rachovii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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