Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Clupeiformes
(Herrings) > Clupeidae
(Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens) > Dorosomatinae
Etymology: Thrattidion: Diminutive of Greek, thratta, -es = a kind of fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Roberts.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical; 6°N - 3°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 188)
soft rays: 23 - 25. Perhaps not much over 2 cm standard length. Pre-pelvic scutes 4 to 7, with lateral arms, but no keels; pelvic scute with 2 or 3 lateral arms; post-pelvic scutes keeled and with arms; anal fin starts under dorsal fin base. The presence of scutes distinguishes it from Congothrissa gossei; from all other West or central African pellonulines by the absence of a second supra-maxilla.
Africa: Endemic to the Sanaga River at Edea, Cameroon.
A riverine species, collected only at dusk and dawn in swiftly flowing water of about 1 m just above the hydro-electric dam at Edea, Cameroon. Feeds on plankton and some terrestrial insects.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Whitehead, P.J.P., 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 7. Clupeoid fishes of the world (suborder Clupeioidei). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the herrings, sardines, pilchards, sprats, shads, anchovies and wolf-herrings. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(7/1):1-303. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 188)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00464 - 0.02058), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.42 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .