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Cryptomyrus ogoouensis  Sullivan, Lavoué & Hopkins, 2016

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Osteoglossiformes (Bony tongues) > Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Etymology: Cryptomyrus: Name from the Greek ‘kryptos’ for secret or hidden, referring to the rarity of these fishes in collections and the Greek ‘myros’ for a kind of fish, a suffix used in the names of many other mormyrid genera.;  ogoouensis: The specific epithet is a Latinized noun in the genitive case and refers to the Ogooué River of Gabon (Ref. 113668).

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

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.9 - 6.9.   Tropical; 27°C - ? (Ref. 113668)

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Africa: Ogowe River at Doumé Falls in Gabon (Ref. 113668).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 113668)

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Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 24; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 31; Vertebrae: 43. Diagnosis: Cryptomyrus ogoouensis is readily differentiated from its sole congener, C. ona, by the following characteristics: the possession of an anal-fin origin located well in advance of the dorsal fin, first dorsal ray above anal-fin ray 7 vs. first dorsal ray above anal-fin ray 3; a narrow caudal peduncle, its depth 5.1% of standard length vs. 6.0-6.8%; and lobes of caudal fin nearly as long as caudal peduncle, vs. markedly shorter (Ref. 113668).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Sullivan, J.P., S. Lavoué and C.D. Hopkins, 2016. Cryptomyrus: a new genus of Mormyridae (Teleostei, Osteoglossomorpha) with two new species from Gabon, West-Central Africa. ZooKeys 561:117-150. (Ref. 113668)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .