Brycinus ferox, Large-toothed Lake Turkana robber : fisheries

Brycinus ferox (Hopson & Hopson, 1982)

Large-toothed Lake Turkana robber
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Characiformes (Characins) > Alestidae (African tetras)
Etymology: Brycinus: Greek, ebrykon, brykomai = to bite, to gnaw (Ref. 45335).

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

; acqua dolce pelagico.   Tropical

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

Africa: endemic to Lake Turkana, Kenya (Ref. 52331, 53378).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.1 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 52331)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

It has sharply pointed fang-like teeth and a muzzle-like prognathous snout (Ref. 53378). Pale fawn with silvery scales, darker on the dorsal surface (Ref. 53378). Both lobes of the caudal fin marked with red chromatophores on the lower lobe (Ref. 53378). The dorsal surface is lightly patterned with melanophores in preserved specimens, heavier in a band on the middorsal line (Ref. 53378). Characteristic patches of black pigment are present on the snout, on the lower jaw and on the mid-lateral portion of the caudal peduncle (Ref. 53378). Distal margin of caudal fin with broad edging of black pigment (Ref. 53378).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Pelagic, restricted to offshore waters; feeds chiefly on prawns, zooplankton and insects with an increasing proportion of small fish in larger individuals; spawns within lake; dominant species in terms of standing stock in Lake Turkana (Ref. 53378).

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

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Hopson, A.J. and J. Hopson, 1982. The fishes of Lake Turkana with a description of three new species: Alestes ferox sp. nov., Alestes minutus sp. nov. (Pisces: Characidae) and Barbus turkanae sp. nov. (Pisces: Cyprinidae). p. 283-347. In A.J. Hopson (ed.) Lake Turkana. A report on the findings of the Lake Turkana project 1972-1975. Overseas Development Administration, London. 1873 p. (Ref. 53378)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 31 January 2006

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Ecosystems
Presenze
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Stocks
Ecologia
Dieta
Prede
Consumo di cibo
Razione
Nomi Comuni
Sinonimi
Metabolismo
Predatori
Ecotossicologia
Riproduzione
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Fecundity
Uova
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Length-weight
Length-length
Length-frequencies
Morfometria
Morfologia
Larve
Dinamica popolazioni larvali
Reclutamento
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Bibliografia
Acquacoltura
Profilo di acquacoltura
Varietà
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Ereditarietà
Malattie
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Area branchiale
Otoliths
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Fonti Internet

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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=0.01230 (0.00541 - 0.02797), b=3.00 (2.81 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilienza (Ref. 120179):  Alto, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione meno di 15 mesi (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.