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Apletodon wirtzi  Fricke, 2007

Sao Tomé clingfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiesociformes (Clingfishes) > Gobiesocidae (Clingfishes and singleslits) > Gobiesocinae
Etymology: Apletodon: Greek, aplatos, apletos = terrible + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335);  wirtzi: Named for Peter Wirtz, Portugal..   More on author: Fricke.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - 3 m (Ref. 58096).   Tropical

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Eastern Central Atlantic: Sao Tome and Principe.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58096)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This small species is characterized by the following: 5-6 dorsal-fin rays; 5-7 anal-fin rays; 20-25 pectoral-fin rays; 3 mandibular canal pores; head width in males 3.6-4.0 (mean 3.84) in SL; male anus has distinct papillae; the anal-fin length distance between anus and anal-fin origin 2.9; snout in males long, more or less pointed, conical; preorbital length in males 3.1–4.0 in head length; occipital region with a large dark pinkish blotch behind each eye; and the lower sides of the body with a row of dark blotches, scattered with white spots in between (Ref. 58096).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Fricke, R., 2007. A new species of the clingfish genus Apletodon (Teleostei: Gobiesocidae) from Sao Tome and Principe, Eastern Central Atlantic. Ichthyol. Res. 54:68-73. (Ref. 58096)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00238 - 0.01266), b=3.11 (2.91 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.2 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 (11 of 100) .