Cheilobarbus capensis, Cape whitefish : fisheries, aquaculture, gamefish

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Cheilobarbus capensis (Smith, 1841)

Cape whitefish
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> Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Smiliogastrinae
Etymology: Cheilobarbus: The name Cheilobarbus is derived from the Greek ‘cheilos’ meaning a margin, lip or brim, and the Latin ‘barba’ meaning a beard and referring to the oral barbels. Smith (1841) mentioned the “lips” of these species as being “full and firm”..

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

; zoet water benthopelagisch. Subtropical; 31°S - 34°S

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Africa: Berg and Breede River systems, south-western Cape Province in South Africa (Ref. 7248, 119402); also Clanwilliam Olifants River in South Africa (Ref. 111087).

Grootte / Gewicht / Leeftijd

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm SL mannelijk / geslacht onbekend; (Ref. 7248); max. gepubliceerd gewicht: 3.4 kg (Ref. 7248)

Biologie     Verklarende woordenlijst (bv. epibenthic)

Prefers deep, rocky pools of larger tributaries and mainstreams and does well in dams such as Voëlvlei and Brandvlei. Feeds on bottom-dwelling invertebrates and algae. Breeds in summer, congregating at the head of large, stony pools or at the base of rapids. Eggs are laid in gravel in flowing water and hatch after about 5 days. Has been artificially bred and restocked by conservation authorities (Ref. 7248).

Levenscyclus en paargedrag Maturiteit | Voortplanting | Paaien | Eieren | Fecunditeit | Larven

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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)

Status op de Rode Lijst van het IUCN (Ref. 126983)

  Bedreigd (EN) (B1ab(iii,iv,v)+2ab(iii,iv,v)); Date assessed: 30 November 2016

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Gevaar voor de mens

  Harmless





Gebruik door de mens

Visserij: ; Aquacultuur: experimenteel; sportvis: ja
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Estimates based on models

Fylogenetische diversiteitsindex (Ref. 82804):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01175 (0.00416 - 0.03317), b=3.01 (2.77 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trofisch niveau (Ref. 69278):  2.8   ±0.26 se; based on food items.
Weerstandsvermogen (Ref. 120179):  laag, minimale populatieverdubbelingstijd 4,5-14 jaar (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (49 of 100).
Prijsklasse (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.