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Pseudomyxus capensis  (Valenciennes, 1836)

Freshwater mullet
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Mugiliformes (Mullets) > Mugilidae (Mullets)
Etymology: Pseudomyxus: Name from the genus Myxus preceeded by Greek prefix 'pseudo' meaning 'false'..

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

; marino; acqua dolce; salmastro demersale; catadromo (Ref. 51243).   Subtropical; 25°S - 35°S

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Africa: east coastal estuaries and rivers from the Breë River to Kosi Bay (South Africa).

Length at first maturity / Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm 23.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 45.0 cm FL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 7248)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 5; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 8; Spine anali 3; Raggi anali molli: 9. Silvery grey in color (Ref. 4393).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Adults occur in freshwater to estuarine conditions. Adults breed at sea; juveniles move into estuaries and enter rivers in late winter or early spring. Females remain in freshwater for 7 years, males for 4 years. Return to estuaries before maturing sexually prior to spawning. Oviparous, eggs are pelagic and non-adhesive (Ref. 205). Feed on benthic algae and small invertebrates over muddy bottom (Ref. 6465). Decline in population from obstruction, by dams and weirs, of free passage into rivers.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Breed at the sea throughout the year. Juveniles move into estuaries and enter rivers usually in late winter or early spring. Males remain in freshwater until 4 years, females for up to 7 years. Fish return first to estuaries before maturing sexually prior to spawning (Ref. 7248).

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Harrison, Ian | Collaboratori

Thomson, J.M., 1986. Mugilidae. p. 344-349. 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. 3573)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Pesca: commerciale; Acquario: Commerciale
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 15.3 - 24.9, mean 22.6 (based on 20 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00630 - 0.01999), b=2.98 (2.83 - 3.13), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.8   ±0.27 se; Based on food items.
Resilienza (Ref. 69278):  Medio, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione 1.4 - 4.4 anni (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.