Chrysichthys maurus  (Valenciennes, 1840)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Claroteidae (Claroteid catfishes) > Claroteinae
Etymology: Chrysichthys: Greek, chrysos = golden + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical; 17°N - 4°N

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 14.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 51.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57126)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-7; Anal spines: 0. Diagnosis: second or third branched dorsal-fin ray longest (except in juveniles in which the first is the longest), but never filamentous; adipose fin small, its base shorter than or equal to dorsal-fin base; high number of branched pectoral-fin rays (usually 9, rarely 8); 12-16 (most often 13 or 14) stout and crenulate gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch; there are important differences among the various populations of this species, and sexual dimorphism is noticeable between mature specimens in reproductive activity and immature individuals, more pronounced in males than in females and increasing with growth (Ref. 57126).

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

Africa: in most coastal rivers from the Senegal to the Pra in Ghana (Ref. 7324, 57126), including rivers of Côte d'Ivoire (Ref. 272), Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone and Liberia (Ref. 13331).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Risch, L.M., 2003. Claroteidae. p. 60-96 In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux douce et saumâtres de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, Tome 2. Coll. Faune et Flore tropicales 40. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgique, Museum National d'Histoire Naturalle, Paris, France and Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Paris, France. 815 p. (Ref. 57126)

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 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00356 - 0.01343), b=2.97 (2.80 - 3.14), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.7   ±0.35 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100) .
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Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.