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Micralestes stormsi  Boulenger, 1902

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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: Micralestes: Greek, mikros = small + Greek,lestes = thief (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Boulenger.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 7.6; dH range: 18 - 25.   Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 2059)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4967)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 15 - 16. Body height 2.9-3.9 times in standard length (Ref. 42032). Head length 3.7-3.9 times in standard length (Ref. 42032). Cuspid number: external row on upper jaw 5-6, internal row on upper jaw 6-8, external row on lower jaw 5-8, internal row on lower jaw 1 (Ref. 42032). Weakly developed black mediolateral band in front of the pelvic fins but more expressed to the back of the body (Ref. 42032). Mediolateral band silvery in live specimens (Ref. 42032). Fins without black spot (Ref. 42032).

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Africa: Congo basin, Chad, Ituri. Also present in Tanzania (Ref. 4967).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits lakes (Ref. 4967).

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. 90363)

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 = 0.5000   [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 (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.