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Rastrineobola argentea  (Pellegrin, 1904)

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

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Danioninae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic; depth range 50 - ? m (Ref. 34290).   Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 13614); 2°N - 7°S

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 4.4  range ? - 4.7 cm
Max length : 9.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4967)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Lateral line low on the body and running along the lower part of the caudal peduncle. Cheek covered by thin suborbital bones. Silver with an overall nacreous sheen. Caudal fin yellow. Dead specimens with a distinct mid-lateral stripe (Ref. 34290).

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

Africa: Lakes Victoria and Kyoga, the Victoria Nile.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found inshore and offshore (Ref. 34290). Juvenile fish migrate away from the shore after spending their larval stage in shallow areas (Ref. 33811). Adults stay near the bottom during the day and near the surface at night (Ref. 34291). Feeds on zooplankton (Ref. 13624) and surface insects (Ref. 34291). Rarely reaching a length greater than 8 cm SL (Ref. 34290). Also caught with dip nets (Ref. 4967).

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

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Lévêque, C. and J. Daget, 1984. Cyprinidae. p. 217-342. 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. 2801)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: highly commercial; bait: usually
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00676 (0.00315 - 0.01450), b=3.07 (2.88 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.49 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.9-1.0).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.