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Brachypetersius altus  (Boulenger, 1899)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Alestidae (African tetras)
Etymology: Brachypetersius: Greek, brachys = short + Peters, 1877, naturalist, expeditionary in Asia.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic; pH range: ? - 6.2; dH range: ? - 15.   Tropical; 24°C - 27°C (Ref. 2059), preferred ?

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Africa: middle Congo River basin in Central African Republic (Ref. 45441), Republic of Congo (Ref. 44840) and Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 42032).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2059)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Paugy, D., 1984. Characidae. p. 140-183. 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. 5331)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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