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Schilbe angolensis (De, 1984)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Schilbeidae (Schilbid catfishes)
Etymology: angolensis: After the country of origin of the holotype, Angola (Ref. 43912).

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

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Africa: only known from the type locality in the Upper Cuanza River in Angola.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43912)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1. Diagnosis: adipose fin present; head narrow and rounded, mouth width 50.3% HL, interocular width 53.9% HL, interorbital width 37.7% HL; posterior nostrils closer to each other than anterior ones; pectoral and dorsal spines rather long, dorsal spine length 15.4% SL, pectoral spine length 16.7% SL; inner side of pectoral spine feebly serrated; body depth small; snout projecting beyond border of mouth; barbels well developed, nasal barbels reaching to anterior border of opercle; 13 gill rakers on lower part of anterior arch; 47 non-fused vertebrae; 52 branched anal fin rays (Ref. 43912).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Oviparous, eggs are unguarded (Ref. 205).

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Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

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De Vos, L., 1995. A systematic revision of the African Schilbeidae (Teleostei, Siluriformes). With an annotated bibliography. Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Centr., Sci. Zool., 271:1-450. (Ref. 43912)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 01 March 2007

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 = 0.5000   [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):  3.2   ±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):  Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.