HOT NEWS

 

A new version of the website is now available and for the guest section, it is slightly different from the previous version in appearance :

  • This is not any more a single person project (although the initial author Jean Huber is still pivotal) and the whole project has been nested within a non-profit association named Killi-Data International, or K-D-I (see there all details for past and new members).
  • On March 11. 2014, the US researcher Evan W. Carson reports that he (and colleagues) have filled a new natural refuge habitat they created for Cyprinodon fontinalis near its native habitat in Chihuahua, Mexico with fish and others (also transferred are the endemic largemouth shiner Cyprinella bocagrande and Chihuahua dwarf crayfish Cambarellus chihuahuae)… bravos ! [more at FB, if a member of Facebook, and personal WEB, for a photo album].
  • On February 3. 2014, a new INFOWEB16 is written by Jean H. Huber and published online after an exclusivity period to members (on Aphyosemion revised and not split, with 2 new subgenera).
  • The last update of the database for members-only on January 17. 2013 includes 735 killiflash (vs. 697 in September 2013), 1455 taxa (generic or specific level) (vs. 1433), 2705 photos (vs. 2359), 178 maps (vs. 176), 4871 bibliographic references (vs. 4842), 8209 collecting localities (vs. 8167), 2 killiaquar.
  • On January 16. 2014, the (remarkable) description of a new unique and scaleless Aphanius from Iran by Teimori, Esmaeili, Erpenbeck & Reichenbacher is shown online for early view (not yet ICZN-officially published (see FAQ on coamazonicus, do not publicize the name, please).
  • On January 7. 2014, the description of Hypsolebias coamazonicus (K-D maintained in Simpsonichthys) from Parnaiba River basin is ICZN-officially published after an online early view in August 2013 (FAQ).
  • On December 31. 2013, members of Killi-Data International association have decided by votes at the AGM that from beginning 2014, Killi-Data Series will be offered for free to active members (a good reason to become a member, right away, by filling the REGISTRATION form).
  • On December 27. 2013, KILLI-DATA SERIES 2013 has been published, with 2 new subgenera, and in total 5 new species, 2 "old" species revalidated and 2 "old" species redefined. If interested, please visit the dedicated page and order the print or the PDF document (14 € including postage).
  • On November 7. 2013, K-D-I have reviewed all photos in the database and very few species already known live and distributed in aquariums are missing : Aphanius almiriensis, Austrolebias paranaensis, Cyprinodon bondi, Cyprinodon milleri, Cyprinodon salvadori, Cyprinodon suavium, Fundulus persimilis, Fundulus relictus, Fundulus saguanus, Lucania interioris, Micropanchax loati, Oxyzygonectes dovii, Plesiolebias xavantei, Rivulus depressus, Rivulus giarettai, Rivulus glaucus, Rivulus riograndensis, Simpsonichthys multiradiatus, Stenolebias bellus… if you own a photo of any of these or if you know somebody who does, then contact us rapidly (use the address at the end of this page).
  • On October 17. 2013, the new publication on the species flock of Salvador Island in the Bahamas was finally published (already known since the early 2000s) and first announced by Killi-Data, before all other media (a scoop for you !), due to special connections by the editor Jean Huber (and for members only transcribed in Killiflash with the earlier article this year in Science).
  • On September 15. 2013, a new INFOWEB15 is written by Jean H. Huber and published online after an exclusivity period to members (on Kryptolebias marmoratus).
  • On September 8. 2013, a new question-answer has been added to the FAQ.
  • On June 10. 2013, the financial situation of the K-D-I association became profitable due to the strong flow of new members, for the first time, and only after just a year of existence.
  • On April 30. 2013, a new official FACEBOOK page has been created by a dedicated member of K-D-I : please write your likes, comments and suggestions [already 224 likes on May 15, 272 on July 19, 299 on September 12, 373 on February 5 2014].
  • On February 28. 2013, a new INFOWEB14 is written by Jean H. Huber and published online after an exclusivity period to members (on Fundulus).
  • On February 25. 2013, Pocket Killi-Data 2013 is available and sold to aquarists groups and associations (more INFO) and the "guest" section has been extended to incorporate 1421 (then) new pages (snapshots).
  • Killi-Data also maintains a regular flow of publications on paper : KILLI-DATA SERIES 2012 has been published on December 21. 2012, with a full revision of the genus Rivulus and its allied, a new genus described, and a replicate of a family-group name.
  • The "guest" section is fully open and anonymous (no e-mail needed to enter) and it is fully updated with automatic programmes and a free RSS feed (easy and free to subscribe to get immediately any alert from Killi-Data)
  • The "members" section is strictly payable after REGISTRATION (no more free granting for any person, contributor or not) : it remains easily affordable (6 Euro, i.e. about 7 US$, for a full year after permanent membership) and it is considerably enriched with new pages and with an automated updating process.
  • The "members" section mainly contains the database and all killiflash since 1978 (all major publications on killifish with reference, abstract and short analysis for each) : to freely check the contents of the database, please read the SAMPLE page, or if you intend to write an article, ask for a GRATUITY page of a given name of killifish.
  • The "guest" section holds a lot of advertising (please readily click on links if interested) : this is aimed to cover the costs of IT development programmes each year so that all fees from "members" are redistributed to young researchers and to aquarists-collectors for their first trip.
  • This is not any more, at the generic level, a mirror of current research (it became too unstable since 2009) but an objective analysis of current knowledge, in order to avoid too numerous name changes without added value and without stability sake ; but this only concerns the generic level, while the species level is, as usual, automatically derived from latest published evidence (beware, that strategy is different from listing various published results and/or published opinions to compare them without deciding).
  • In total, the principles of the project are maintained -data quality and financial redistribution- even if, because the project is not a single person project anymore, it may only be long-term living by data contributions from all members.

 

 

CONTENTS

Communication and cooperation free services:

Free services for YOU :

  • Obtain freely one PDF file for a species or genus name from the Data-Base (without being a member) as a GRATUITY, for your next article or your private use or as a sample before registering to Killi-Data.
  • Ask a scientific QUESTION and get a free personal answer from an expert advisor.
  • Be informed of ALERTS by subscribing to the RSS feed with your browser.

Free contributions from YOU to build up a cooperative community :

  • DONATE money to the association (it will be entirely redistributed) in order to stimulate research and/or collecting trips by aquarists for their first trip.
  • CONTRIBUTE by forwarding comments, corrections, additions, collecting localities, names of first breeders, of discoverers, breeding data, etc.
  • PROPOSE  top quality color photos (uncompressed digital pics, only) for the data base
  • SUBMIT requests and offers, in line with Killi-Data objectives to build up a platform of COOPERATION.
  • Donate material (live fish or preserved fish with known origin) to RESEARCHERS or INSTITUTIONS
  • OFFER partnership if you organise a collecting trip to find co-collector via COOPERATE

Profiles of interest:

  • Find out how to become a member of the worldwide Killifish ASSOCIATIONS.
  • Be aware of the current and future fields of interest by RESEARCHERS on Killifish.
  • Check the list of historical CONTRIBUTORS to Killi-Data (why not you, soon?).
  • Discover the INSTITUTIONS with their website, and donate to Killifish research for young researchers and young collector aquarists.
  • Submit a DOSSIER to obtain a grant to finance your first collecting trip, if you are an aquarist member of a Killifish Association.
  • Be aware of renown scientists and aquarists, as historical major researchers on Killifishes, listed with thanks in HONORS.
  • Review the FINANCIAL accounts of Killi-Data, in full transparency, with benefits entirely redistributed.
  • Refer to the copyrights, ethics, privacy rules, technicalities, credits for assistance, and disclaimers of the website (with legal terms and conditions) in OPTIMIZATION.

Distribution of grants :  8 grants distributed for 3100 Euros or about 4000 US$ [Simona Santini (Italy, DNA Nothos), Graciela Garcia (Uruguay, DNA Austrolebias), Tom Van Dooren (Holland, DNA Lampeyes), Ondrej Sedlacek (Czechia, aquarist, Cameroon), Graciela Garcia (Uruguay, DNA Austrolebias, Trigonectes), Paul Loiselle (USA, collecting Madagascar), Tyrone Genade (UK/South Africa, Ph.D. research), Randall Brummett (Fishbase/Cameroun, collecting new Yaoundé Epiplatys)]. Details of accounts (Euros, since 2001): total revenues, 3578.80; total direct charges (slides duplicates, URL Internic and hosting costs), 1099.02; net account after re-distribution (loss), -820.72, as of May 24. 2012, date of inception of Killi-Data International [1 Euro = 1.25 US Dollar] and net account on May 15. 2013, after cumulative registration to the association in 2012, (still loss but much improved) : -220.44

Mission statement

legend  Killi-Data aims to present all available information on Killies or oviparous Cyprinodontiformes fishes.
Killi-Data compiles state of the art knowledge, wherever it sources from, scientist or aquarist.
Killi-Data is evidence based, not opinion based. If conflicting results arise from distinct phylogenetic methods, then a compromise is selected that purports the maximum of results, ending up in a splitting way if stability is not treatened.
Killi-Data is a non-profit venture that redistributes all financial benefits, the major part being attributed to young scientists or collectors to support research on oviparous Cyprinodontiformes fishes or Killies.
Killi-Data strongly encourages cooperation between ichthyologists, either professional or amateur, and aquarists to build a cooperative community of interest and knowledge.