Denticeps clupeoides  Clausen, 1959

Denticle herring
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Clupeiformes (Herrings) > Denticipitidae (Denticle herrings)
Etymology: Denticeps: Latin, dens, dentis = teeth +Latin, ceps = head (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical; 20°C - 25°C (Ref. 13614)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2848)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 23 - 27. Lateral line complete. Dorsal origin above a third or a fourth of the posterior end of the anal fin which is very long. Prepelvic scutes: 15-20, postpelvic scutes: 4-6. Black line on back, from head to caudal. Dark thin band joins operculum to the base of the caudal, widening at the caudal peduncle. Silver with greenish tint on sides, whitish belly, yellow-grayish back. Darkened zones of scale base form a design of vertical rhomboid fields.

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Africa: Monospecific, restricted to West Africa; Ouémé basin to Niger delta and also in the River Mungo, Cameroon (Ref. 2848).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Peak spawning period in Cross River occurs from July to Aug (Ref. 85170).

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

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Teugels, G.G., 1990. Denticipitidae. p. 95-97. 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. 2848)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

  Vulnerable (VU) (B2ab(iii))

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 = 1.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec < 1,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.