Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Carangaria/misc
(Various families in series Carangaria) > Latidae
Etymology: Lates: Latin, lateo, latere = to be hidden. More on author: Boulenger.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C - ; 3°S - 9°S
Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 23.6, range 20 - 27 cm
Max length : 45.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4967)
Space between dorsal fins more or less equal to length of first dorsal fin.
Closely associated with sardines on which it depends (Ref. 4967).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Daget, J., 1986. Centropomidae. p. 293-296. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 3636)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: highly commercial
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5006 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00776 (0.00600 - 0.01004), b=3.00 (2.93 - 3.07), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.3 ±0.3 se; based on diet studies.
Generation time: 2.8 (2.7 - 3.1) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 11 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=2).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 322 [133, 687] mg/100g ; Iron = 2.4 [1.1, 8.5] mg/100g ; Protein = 19.5 [18.1, 21.0] % ; Omega3 = 0.365 [0.158, 0.837] g/100g ; Selenium = 123 [38, 369] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 33.7 [7.0, 184.1] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.46 [0.67, 6.39] mg/100g (wet weight);