Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Smiliogastrinae
Etymology: Amatolacypris: Endemic to and named for the Amatola mountains in the Eastern Cape, South Africa..
More on author: Günther.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical; 31°S - 33°S
Africa: Keiskamma and Buffalo River systems in the Ciskei and eastern Cape Province, South Africa (Ref. 7248).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 7.0, range 7 - 7.5 cm
Max length : 9.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7248)
Inhabits pools and riffles of clear rocky streams. Feeds on aquatic and terrestrial insects, chiefly mayfly nymphs, as well as seeds and algae. Breeds in spring and early summer. Has been bred in captivity. Threatened by siltation, invading riparian plants and alien predators such as trout. (Ref. 7248).
Skelton, P.H., E.R. Swartz and E.J. Vreven, 2018. The identity of Barbus capensis Smith, 1841 and the generic status of southern African tetraploid cyprinids (Teleostei, Cyprinidae). European Journal of Taxonomy 410:1-29. (Ref. 119402)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Endangered (EN) (B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)); Date assessed: 20 February 2018
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00528 - 0.02384), b=3.00 (2.82 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.35 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=1-3; Fec=900).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100).