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Schilbe tumbanus (Pellegrin, 1926)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Schilbeidae (Schilbid catfishes)
Etymology: tumbanus: Referring to the type locality of the species, Lake Tumba (Ref. 43912).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical; 3°N - 10°S

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Africa: middle Congo River basin in Democratic Republic of the Congo, including Pool Malebo (= Stanley Pool); especially common in Lake Tumba (Ref. 43912).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43912)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1. Diagnosis: adipose fin always present; anterior nostrils closer to each other than posterior ones; snout reaching slightly beyond lower jaw; nasal barbel always reaching beyond orbit; eyes rather large (horizontal diameter 26,8-33,1% HL); inner side of pectoral spine feebly serrated (Ref. 43912).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Confined to larger lakes and rivers; possibly a shoaling species; polyphagous with a frugivorous tendency; stomach contents examined showed the presence of sand, mud, benthic vegetable remains, leaves, fruits and insect remains (Ref. 43912). Oviparous, eggs are unguarded (Ref. 205). Probably of economic importance locally for fishermen of Lake Tumba; maximum reported TL 280mm (Ref. 43912).

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Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

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De Vos, L., 1986. Schilbeidae. p. 36-53. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 3570)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 16 February 2009

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00276 - 0.01257), b=3.01 (2.82 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Assuming fec > 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.