Turquoise killifish

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The Turquoise killifish lives in the benthopelagic, non-migratory, freshwater, pH range: 6.5 - 7.0, dH range: 4 - 15 environment.

The turquoise killifish (Nothobranchius furzeri) is a species of fish in the Aplocheilidae branch of the Cyprinodontiformes order. More

This theory was supported by the Turquoise killifish, which was previously thought to have the shortest lifespan among vertebrates (animals with a spinal cord). These live in rain pools in Africa and must finish their reproductive cycle before the pools dry up. More

called the turquoise killifish (Nothobranchius furzeri), which is native to southeastern Africa. Until 2005, this fish had the dubious distinction of having the shortest known lifespan—12 weeks—of any of the vertebrates (animals with backbones—fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals). More

Common names

Blougroen kuilvissie in Afrikaans
Furzers Prachtgrundkärpfling in German (Deutsch)
Nothobranchius furzeri in Catalan (Català)
Nothobranchius furzeri in Spanish (español)
Sokkeloviuhkapyrstö in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Turquoise killifish in English
弗氏假鰓鮰 in Mandarin Chinese
弗氏假鰓鮰 in Unknown
弗氏假鳃鮰 in Mandarin Chinese
弗氏假鳃鮰 in Unknown

Order : Cyprinodontiformes
Family : Nothobranchiidae
Genus : Nothobranchius
Species : Nothobranchius furzeri
Authority : Jubb, 1971