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Kneria stappersii  Boulenger, 1915

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gonorynchiformes (Milkfish) > Kneriidae (Shellears)
Etymology: Kneria: From Kner, that studied fishes in the Imperial Museum of Vienna, with Jean Natterer (1817) (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Boulenger.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: only known from the Lubumbashi River (Luapula River tributary, upper Congo River basin) in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 2970, 42540, 45616, 46251).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.8 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 9. Diagnosis: body depth 6.5-7 times in TL; head length 5-5.5 times in TL; head 2-2.5 times longer than wide (Ref. 42540, 46251). Head depth equals head width (Ref. 46251). Eye perfectly lateral, 3-3.25 times in head length (Ref. 42540, 46251). Interorbital width 2/5 of head length (Ref. 46251). Dorsal fin origin above pelvic fin origin (Ref. 42540, 46251), at equal distance from anterior border or center of eye and caudal fin (Ref. 46251). Anal fin equidistant from pelvic and caudal fin origin; pectoral fin length 2/3 of head length; caudal fin lobes pointed; caudal peduncle 2 times longer than deep; scales very small (Ref. 46251). Body yellowish, back with small black dots; lateral line with black lateral band from middle of body to caudal peduncle (Ref. 42540, 46251).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Poll, M., 1984. Kneriidae. p. 129-133. 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. 3565)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .