Petrocephalus christyi

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Petrocephalus christyi Boulenger, 1920

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Classification / Names Populärnamn | synonymer | Catalog of Fishes(Släkte, Arter) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

> Osteoglossiformes (Bony tongues) > Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Etymology: Petrocephalus: Latin, petra = stone + Greek, kephale = head (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Boulenger.

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

; sötvatten bottenlevande; pH range: 5.0 - ?. Tropical; 22°C - 24°C (Ref. 12468)

Utbredning Länder | FAO områden | Ekosystem | Förekomster | Point map | Utplanteringar | Faunafri

Africa: widespread in the Congo River basin, from the rapids just below Pool Malebo (Ref. 85331) to the upper Lualaba (Ref. 45616), in Central African Republic (Ref. 113655), Republic of Congo (Ref. 85331), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 4910, 41585, 45441, 106245, 106290) and Angola (Ref. 11970, 120641).

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.7 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 11970)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 24; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 28 - 29. Petrocephalus christyi is distinguished from all other Petrocephalus species in Central Africa by the following combination of characteristics: dorsal fin with 22-24 branched rays, anal fin with 25-29 branched rays, eye large (HL/ED=3,1-4,2), mouth small, 9-13 teeth in the upper jaw, 17-22 teeth in the lower jaw (Ref. 85331). Melanin pattern consisting of two characteristic black patches: (1) a distinct round mark below the anterior base (first to the fifth rays) of the dorsal fin; and (2) a somewhat diffuse crescent-like mark, centered at the base of the caudal fin and extending onto the fleshy dorsal and ventral lobes of this fin (Ref. 85331).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator | Medarbetare

Gosse, J.-P., 1984. Mormyridae. p. 63-122. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ORSTOM, Paris and MRAC, Tervuren. Vol. 1. (Ref. 3203)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 16 February 2009

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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