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Petersius conserialis  Hilgendorf, 1894

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Alestidae (African tetras)
Etymology: Petersius: Peters, 1877, naturalist, expeditionary in Asia.   More on author: Hilgendorf.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 2059)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42032)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8. Body height 3.1 times in standard length (Ref. 42032). Head length 3.75 times in standard length (Ref. 42032). Lower jaw protruded (Ref. 42032). Parietal fontanel absent (Ref. 42032). No internal, inferior teeth (Ref. 42032). Cuspid number: outer row of upper jaw 3, inner row of upper jaw 4-6, external row of lower jaw 4-7 (Ref. 42032). Vertical, dorsal and caudal fins not filamentous (Ref. 42032). Large black spot on the caudal peduncle extending on the median rays of the caudal fin (Ref. 42032).

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

Africa: Tanzania (Ref. 4967).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits rivers (Ref. 4967).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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. 96402)

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 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00512 - 0.02575), b=3.00 (2.81 - 3.19), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)Family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.