Amphilius uranoscopus, Stargazer mountain catfish : fisheries, aquarium

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Amphilius uranoscopus (Pfeffer, 1889)

Stargazer mountain catfish
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> Siluriformes (Catfishes) > Amphiliidae (Loach catfishes) > Amphiliinae
Etymology: Amphilius: Greek, amphi = on both sides + Greek, leios = fat.

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

; süßwasser demersal.   Tropical; 20°C - 25°C (Ref. 2059); 0°S - 30°S

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Africa: widespread in Central and East Africa (Ref. 7248, 94654) up to the Mkuze system in South Africa (Ref. 7248). Also in the upper Congo drainage as well as the Zambezi and Okavango, and west to Angola (Ref. 87869). Possibly absent from the upper Little Ruaha and Malawi drainage in Tanzania, and from the northern Malagarasi where this species may be replaced by A. kivuensis (Ref. 78218).

Size / Gewicht / Alter

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.5 cm TL Männchen/unbestimmt; (Ref. 52331)

Biologie     Fachlexikon (Englisch) (z.B. epibenthic)

Prefers clear, flowing water in rocky habitats. Feeds on stream insects and other small organisms off rock surfaces. Breeds in summer. Juveniles are easily mistaken for tadpoles. Preyed upon by trout and probably eels (Ref. 7248).

Life cycle and mating behavior Geschlechtsreife | Fortpflanzung | Ablaichen | Eier | Fecundity | Larven

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Skelton, P.H., 1993. A complete guide to the freshwater fishes of southern Africa. Southern Book Publishers. 388 p. (Ref. 7248)

IUCN Rote Liste Status (Ref. 123251)

  nicht bedroht (LC) ; Date assessed: 20 July 2018

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Bedrohung für Menschen

  Harmless





Nutzung durch Menschen

Fischereien: kommerzielles potential; Aquarium: Potenzial
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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=0.00437 (0.00168 - 0.01136), b=3.09 (2.86 - 3.32), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.30 se; based on food items.
Widerstandsfähigkeit (Ref. 120179):  mittel, Verdopplung der Population dauert 1,4 - 4,4 Jahre. (Assuming Fec < 10,000).
Verwundbarkeit (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .
Preiskategorie (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.