Opsaridium zambezense, Barred minnow : fisheries

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Opsaridium zambezense (Peters 1852)

Barred minnow
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

> Cypriniformes (Carps) > Danionidae () > Chedrinae
Etymology: Opsaridium: Greek, opsarion, -ou = a little portion fish (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Peters.

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

; acqua dolce benthopelagico; pH range: 6.5 - 7.0; dH range: 8 - 12.   Tropical; 24°C - 26°C (Ref. 2060); 11°S - 27°S

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Africa: Zambezi, Okavango, Pungwe, Limpopo, and Buzi River systems southwards to the Pongolo River; absent in Kafue and Cunene Rivers (Ref. 7248). Also in the Luapula River system in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia; records from southern tributaries of the Congo (Kasai, Luachimo, Chiumbe, Kwilu) may represent an other, unidentified species (Ref. 26673).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 7248)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 3; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 8-10; Spine anali 3; Raggi anali molli: 11 - 13. With striking vertical bars, lateral line curving down towards the ventral surface of the body; dorsal fin rounded; barbel absent.

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Prefers clear, flowing waters of larger perennial rivers, frequenting pools below rocky rapids (Ref. 2801). Found also in quiet water with aquatic wed cover. Lives in shoals, usually in shallow water over sandy bottoms. Feeds on aquatic larvae and insects, shrimps and small crustaceans (Ref. 13337). Breeds in summer (Ref. 7248). Also caught with dip nets (Ref. 4967).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

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. 123251)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 01 May 2009

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Pesca: scarso interesse commerciale
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Fonti Internet

Aquatic Commons | BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishipedia | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Socotra Atlas | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, ricerca) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5002   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00287 - 0.01153), b=2.99 (2.82 - 3.16), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.48 se; based on food items.
Resilienza (Ref. 120179):  Alto, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione meno di 15 mesi (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.