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Brycinus nurse (Rüppell, 1832)

Nurse tetra
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> Characiformes (Characins) > Alestidae (African tetras)
Etymology: Brycinus: Greek, ebrykon, brykomai = to bite, to gnaw (Ref. 45335);  nurse: rüppellii.
More on author: Rüppell.

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

; sötvatten pelagiska; pH range: 6.0 - 7.8; dH range: ? - 30; flodvandrande (Ref. 51243). Tropical; 23°C - 27°C (Ref. 2060)

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Africa: widely distributed in West Africa (Ref. 2880, 81279). In Lower Guinea present in Cross and Mémé rivers (Ref. 80279). Also in Chad basin (Ref. 367, 81279) and Nile River (Ref. 28714, 31439, 58460) up to Lake Albert (Ref. 4903, 42019).

Length at first maturity / Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm 8.9, range 22 - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 3799); publicerad maxvikt: 200.00 g (Ref. 3799)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i analfenan 0; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 13 - 18. Diagnosis: fronto-parietal fontanel absent in adults, sometimes pore-like in juveniles, disappearing with growth; dorsal fin origin at about same level as pelvic fin insertion; sexual dimorphism affecting anal fin shape; 24-34 lateral line scales; 5.5 scales between lateral line and dorsal fin; 10-15 anal fin branched rays; 14-20 gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch; 8 teeth in outer premaxillary row (Ref. 2880, 80290, 81279). Snout short, more than 3x head length; head length/snout length 3.6-4.3; 10-11.5 predorsal scales; flanks without lateral band; adults medium-sized (Ref. 80290).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Inhabits rivers, lakes, irrigation canals and fringing vegetation; feeds on zooplankton, Caridina, insects, snails and vegetation (Ref. 28714). Dwarf populations are described in lake basins: Lake Turkana, B. n. nana Pellegrin, 1935 and Lake Chad, B. n. dageti Blache and Miton, 1960 (see Ref. 2880).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator | Medarbetare

Paugy, D. and S.A. Schaefer, 2007. Alestidae. p. 347-411. In M.L.J. Stiassny, G.G. Teugels and C.D. Hopkins (eds.) Poissons d'eaux douces et saumâtres de basse Guinée, ouest de l'Afrique centrale/The fresh and brackish water fishes of Lower Guinea, west-central Africa. Vol. 1. Coll. Faune et Flore tropicales 42. Istitut de recherche pour le développement, Paris, France, Muséum nationale d'histoire naturelle, Paris, France and Musée royale de l'Afrique centrale, Tervuren, Belgique. 800 p. (Ref. 80290)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 16 April 2019

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Fiskeri: mindre kommeriell; Akvarium: Kommersiell
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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01202 (0.00930 - 0.01555), b=2.98 (2.93 - 3.03), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  2.5   ±0.2 se; based on diet studies.
Resiliens (Ref. 120179):  Hög, lägsta populationsfördubblingstid mindre än 15 månader (K=0.41-0.92; tm=1; Fec < 1,000).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649):   (0 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.
Nutrients (Ref. 124155):  Calcium = 173 [50, 395] mg/100g ; Iron = 2.34 [1.36, 4.45] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.3 [16.3, 20.6] % ; Omega3 = 0.381 [0.165, 0.850] g/100g ; Selenium = 44.6 [20.1, 98.5] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 24.1 [9.1, 61.7] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.46 [1.72, 3.48] mg/100g (wet weight);