Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Schilbeidae
Etymology: Pareutropius: Greek, par = beside, near + Greek, eu = well + Greek, tropis = keel, in reference to the compressed body of the fish; mandevillei: Named for Mr. J. Th. Mandeville, citizen of Leopoldville and collector of part of the type specimens of this species (Ref. 43912) More on author: Poll.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C - ; 3°N - 10°S
Africa: Congo River basin including Pool Malebo (= Stanley Pool) and Lake Mweru, but not the Zambian Congo (Ref. 78218).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43912)
Morphology | Morphometrics
spines: 0. Diagnosis: two pairs of mandibular barbels; dorsal fin with a spine and 35 soft branched rays; pectoral with 7-8 branched rays; 7-8 branchiostegal rays on one side of head; 31-46 branched anal fin rays; dark mid-dorsal line continuing on upper half of caudal fin, sometimes somewhat bent downwards near posterior border of that fin; dark lateral line streak continues straight over caudal peducle and bends downwards slightly on caudal fin (Ref. 43912).
Feeds at least partly on insects and their larvae (Ref. 43912). Oviparous, eggs are unguarded (Ref. 205). Maximum reported total length 7.5 cm (Ref. 43912).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).
De Vos, L., 1995. Results of a systematic revision of African schilbeids at the species level. p.113-364. In L. De Vos. A systematic revision of the African Schilbeidae (Teleostei, Siluriformes) with an annotated bibliography, Chapter 3. Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Centr. Zool. vol. 271. (Ref. 33556)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00263 - 0.01321), b=3.02 (2.83 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming fec < 100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .