Chelaethiops bibie (Joannis, 1835)
Lake Turkana sardine

Family:  Danionidae (Danios), subfamily: Chedrinae
Max. size:  5.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; pH range: 7 - 7.80000019073486; dH range: 10 - 20, potamodromous
Distribution:  Africa: Nile River and Webi Shebeli (Ref. 2801). Also present in Niger, Bénoué and Volta basin, but absent in Chad basin (Ref. 2940, 81282).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal soft rays: 17-21. Diagnosis: single nostril on each side of snout; mouth opening at level of upper border of eye; short gill rakers on 1st branchial arch; D:III,7; A:III,14-18; P:11-12; V:8 (Ref. 2940, 81282). Description: scale formula: 5.5/36-38/2.5;0.5-1;12; 0.5-1 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base (Ref. 2940, 81282). Coloration: silvery body, back slightly yellow; fins colorless; preserved specimens have a narrow, longitudinal band, particularly well visible on posterior part of body (Ref. 2940, 81282).
Biology:  Associated with vegetation fringing flowing water. Feeds mainly on terrestrial insects (Ref. 6160) and seeds at the surface (Ref. 28714).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 April 2020 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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