Bryconaethiops macrops  Boulenger, 1920

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Alestidae (African tetras)
Etymology: Bryconaethiops: Greek, bryko = to bite+ Aethiops, region in North east Africa (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Boulenger.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical; 23°C - 26°C (Ref. 12468)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4967)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 19 - 22. Diagnosis: 6.5-7.5 scales in transverse row between lateral line and dorsal fin origin; 10 scales around caudal peduncle; 33-36 lateral line scales (Ref. 74421, 80290). Eye diameter/head length 36-50% (Ref. 80290) or 35.6-46.8 (Ref. 74421). 17-19 (Ref. 80290) or 16-19 (Ref. 74421) anal fin branched rays.

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Africa: Cameroon (Ref. 5331, 80920), Gabon (Ref. 80920) and Congo River basin from the Lower Congo to the Lualaba (Ref. 74421). Report from Malagarasi in Tanzania (Ref. 4967) is erroneous.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits rivers (Ref. 4967).

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Eccles, D.H., 1992. FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Field guide to the freshwater fishes of Tanzania. Prepared and published with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (project URT/87/016). FAO, Rome. 145 p. (Ref. 4967)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01202 (0.00541 - 0.02673), b=3.00 (2.81 - 3.19), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.