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Ichthyborus besse  (Joannis, 1835)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Distichodontidae (Distichodus)
Etymology: Ichthyborus: Greek, ichthyboros, -os, -on = that eats fishes (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 14.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 28714)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Diagnosis: body depth 4.7-6.2 and head length 3.1-3.8x SL; caudal peduncle 1.5-2x longer than high; head flattened, 2.9-3.5 longer than wide; eye diameter 4-7x of head length; scale formula 12.5-14.5/90-107/13.5-14.5; single, dark, undulating longitudinal band along lateral line (not visible in live specimens); caudal-fin lobes marked with oblong black spots (Chad and Benué) (Ref. 2936, 86396).

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

Africa: Nile basin (Ref. 2936), Chad basin, and Benue River (Ref. 2936, 86396).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum TL was recorded at 24.5 cm (Ref. 7094). Inhabits open water and fringing vegetation. Feeds on Caridina and fish fry (Ref. 28714).

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

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Gosse, J.-P. and E.J. Coenen, 1990. Distichodontidae. p. 237-260. In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux douces et saumâtres de l'Afrique de l'Ouest. Tome I. Coll. Faune Tropicale n° XXVIII. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren and O.R.S.T.O.M., Paris, 384 p. (Ref. 2936)

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 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00380 (0.00146 - 0.00990), b=3.10 (2.87 - 3.33), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)Family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.7 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.6).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.