Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 6.5; dH range: 12 - ?. Tropical; 23°C - 26°C (Ref. 2059)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 4 - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27628)
soft rays: 5. Last unbranched ray of dorsal fin thorny and with denticulated posterior side; one barbel on each side of the mouth (Ref. 27628). Dorsal side of body brown-green colored, ventral side silver with grayish spots in the center of the scales; dorsal, anal and pelvic fins are grayish or blackish with a reddish or green-brown zone in the center, caudal fin is yellow-brown or yellow-green; mostly with a black spot on the base of caudal fin and anal fin (Ref. 27528).
Africa: widely distributed in Uganda (Lakes Victoria and Edward), in the neighboring areas of Rwanda and Burundi (Lake Kivu and Mohasi) and in Tanzania (Ref. 2801). Also in Amboseli National Park, Kenya (Ref. 2801). To the north it is distributed in the Ennedi Plateau of Chad (Ref. 27628).
Occurs in pools near papyrus vegetation (Ref. 9606).
Lévêque, C. and J. Daget, 1984. Cyprinidae. p. 217-342. 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.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00617 (-0.15112 - 0.16346), b=3.05 (2.96 - 3.14), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.32 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm=1).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .