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Polypterus endlicherii Heckel, 1847

Saddled bichir
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Polypteriformes (Bichirs) > Polypteridae (Bichirs)
Etymology: Polypterus: Greek, poly = a lot of + Greek, pteron = wing, fin (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Heckel.

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

; acqua dolce demersale; potamodromo (Ref. 51243).   Tropical

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Africa: Nile River, Chad basin, Niger River, Volta River, Bandama River, Comoé River and Ouémé River (Ref. 2835, 81263).

Length at first maturity / Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm 32.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 63.0 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 81263); peso massimo pubblicato: 3.3 kg (Ref. 45875)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 11 - 14; Spine anali 0; Raggi anali molli: 14 - 18; Vertebre: 53 - 57. Diagnosis: Polypterus endlicherii is characterized by a lower jaw longer than upper jaw and a pectoral fin reaching the first dorsal ray (Ref. 2835, 42908, 81263).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Inhabits swamps and rivers. This species is essentially a piscivorous (Ref. 9695, 28714). Diet includes snails and crustaceans (Ref. 30488).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Gosse, J.P. and J. Daget, 2003. Polypteridae. p. 101-112. In D. Paugy, C. Lévêque and G.G Teugels (eds.) The fresh and brackish water fishes of West Africa Volume 1. Coll. faune et flore tropicales 40. Institut de recherche de développement, Paris, France, Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris, France and Musée royal de l'Afrique Central, Tervuren, Belgium, 457p. (Ref. 81263)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Pesca: scarso interesse commerciale
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5002   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00320 - 0.00902), b=3.03 (2.88 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.63 se; Based on food items.
Resilienza (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (48 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.