Brycinus grandisquamis (Boulenger, 1899)
Pinkfin Alestes
photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Family:  Alestidae (African tetras)
Max. size:  26 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic
Distribution:  Africa: widespread in the Congo River basin (Ref. 11970, 42019). Present in the Lake Tanganyika basin (Ref. 5331). Also in the Kouilou-Niari and Ogowe basin (Ref. 92841).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 10-12
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 19.06.94
Modified by: Boden, Gert - 08.02.07

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