Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic. Tropical
Africa: estuaries and freshwaters of Madagascar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4209)
Eggs are guarded and fanned by the male parent (Ref. 205). Caught with all types of inshore gear. Probably sold fresh in markets.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eggs are guarded and fanned by the male parent (Ref. 205).
Vari, R.P., 1986. Teraponidae. p. 304-305. 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. 4209)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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