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Pollimyrus nigricans  (Boulenger, 1906)

Dark stonebasher
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Osteoglossiformes (Bony tongues) > Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Etymology: Pollimyrus: Because of Dr. Max Poll, ichthyologist + Greek, myros, -ou = the male of the morey eel.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; potamodromous (Ref. 10608).   Tropical

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

Africa: Lakes Victoria, Nabugabo and Kyoga, and the Kiruni River (Semliki Valley) (Ref. 4903), Malagarasi River (Ref. 54847, 98755), Rusizi River (Ref. 87863, 98755), Akagera system (Ref. 46152) and Lake Tanganyika (Ref. 36899).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 5 - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4967)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Favors the shallow mud bottom waters near fringing vegetation such as papyrus and Vossia (Ref. 9606). Feeds on aquatic insects, mainly chironomid larvae (Ref. 12526), on Caridina and caenid larvae (Ref. 9606), but also on algae and plankton (Ref. 36900). A male to female ratio of 1:10.5 has been noted for this species; it breeds continuously throughout the year with obvious peaks during the rains (Ref. 10608). Anadromous (Ref. 10608). Migrates up the rivers to spawn in temporary pools and streams (Ref. 4903, 10608). Oviparous (Ref. 205).

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Gosse, J.-P., 1984. Mormyridae. p. 63-122. 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. (Ref. 3203)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

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=0.01318 (0.00609 - 0.02852), b=2.84 (2.66 - 3.02), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec = 206).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.