Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > No subfamily
Etymology: Acapoeta: Composed from the word "a" + the local vernacular name "kapwaeti" used in Georgia and Azerbaikhan (Ref. 45335). More on author: Boulenger.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Africa: Lake Tanganyika (Ref. 2801, 101145), including inflowing streams (Ref. 4967), and Lake Rukwa catchment (Ref. 101145).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 61.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2801); max. published weight: 2.3 kg (Ref. 2801)
It can be found in inshore rocky areas of Lake Tanganyika, and rapid sections of rivers; one of the most common species in the rivers (Ref. 4967). It feeds on aufwuchs (Ref. 28666).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Genner, M.J., G.F. Turner, A. Smith, S. Mzighani and B.P. Ngatunga, 2015. Presence of Acapoeta tanganicae (Actinopterygii: Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) within the Lake Rukwa catchment supports historic riverine connectivity with Lake Tanganyika. Acta Ichthyol. Pisc. 45(1):109-112. (Ref. 101145)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00433 - 0.02010), b=3.02 (2.84 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.0 ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (57 of 100) .