Petrocephalus degeni : fisheries

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Petrocephalus degeni Boulenger, 1906

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> Osteoglossiformes (Bony tongues) > Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Etymology: Petrocephalus: Latin, petra = stone + Greek, kephale = head (Ref. 45335);  degeni: Named after its collector, Mr. E. Degen (Ref. 1568, 91771)

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

; agua dulce demersal; rango de profundidad - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ).   Tropical; 0°C -

Distribución Países | Áreas FAO | Ecosistemas | Ocurrencias, apariciones | Point map | Introducciones | Faunafri

Africa: Katonga River, Lake Victoria (Ref. 91771).

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.1 cm SL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 91771)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 0; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 19; Espinas anales 0; Radios blandos anales: 27. It is distinguished from its congeners in the short dorsal fin originating above the first ray of the anal (Ref. 1568). Preanal length 64.1% of standard length; snout very short, the distance from the tip of the snout to the centre of the eye is 25.8% of head length (Ref. 1568, 91771). Width of mouth about 25% of head length (Ref. 1568). Teeth biscuspid, 10 in upper jaw and 22 in lower jaw (Ref. 1568).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Forms shoals and frequents sandy or gravelly bottoms on lake shore; feeds on algae, plankton and small underwater insects (Ref. 36900).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

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Kramer, B., R. Bills, P. Skelton and M. Wink, 2012. A critical revision of the churchill snoutfish, genus Petrocephalus Marcusen, 1854 (Actinopterygii: Teleostei: Mormyridae), from southern and eastern Africa, with the recognition of Petrocephalus tanensis, and the description of five new species. Journal of Natural History 46(35-36):2179-2258. (Ref. 91771)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 21 December 2015

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Fuentes de Internet

AFORO (otoliths) | Aquatic Commons | BHL | Cloffa | BOLDSystems | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes: Género, Especie | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | FAO - Publication: search | Faunafri | Fishipedia | Fishtrace | GenBank: genome, nucleotide | GloBI | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Socotra Atlas | Árbol de la vida | Wikipedia: Go, búsqueda | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoobank | Expediente Zoológico

Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01585 (0.00697 - 0.03603), b=2.85 (2.67 - 3.03), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resiliencia
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .