Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Alestidae
Etymology: Bryconaethiops: Greek, bryko = to bite+ Aethiops, region in North east Africa (Ref. 45335). More on author: Boulenger.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical; 23°C - 26°C (Ref. 12468)
Africa: Cameroon (Ref. 5331, 80920), Gabon (Ref. 80920) and the Congo River basin, from the Lower Congo to the Lualaba (Ref. 74421), in Cameroon (Ref. 46233), Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 74421). Report from the Malagarasi in Tanzania (Ref. 4967, 93960) is unconfirmed (Ref. 54847) and probably erroneous.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4967)
soft rays: 19 - 22. Diagnosis: 6.5-7.5 scales in transverse row between lateral line and dorsal fin origin; 10 scales around caudal peduncle; 33-36 lateral line scales (Ref. 74421, 80290). Eye diameter/head length 36-50% (Ref. 80290) or 35.6-46.8 (Ref. 74421). 17-19 (Ref. 80290) or 16-19 (Ref. 74421) anal fin branched rays.
Inhabits rivers (Ref. 4967).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eccles, D.H., 1992. FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Field guide to the freshwater fishes of Tanzania. Prepared and published with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (project URT/87/016). FAO, Rome. 145 p. (Ref. 4967)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00512 - 0.02461), b=3.00 (2.81 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .