Monopterus luticolus : fisheries

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Monopterus luticolus Britz, Doherty-Bone, Kouete, Sykes & Gower, 2016

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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Synbranchiformes (Spiny eels) > Synbranchidae (Swamp-eels)
Etymology: Monopterus: Greek, monos = one, unique + Greek, pteron = fin (Ref. 45335);  luticolus: The species name is derived from the Latin word for mud, lutus, and the verb colere, to dwell, referring to the habitat in which the new species was collected; a noun in apposition (Ref. 116049)

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

Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ).   Tropical; 0°C -

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Africa: in the proximity of Mount Cameroon at altitudes of 35-170 m above sea level, Cameroon (Ref. 116049).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118583)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Diagnosis: Monopterus luticolus is assigned to the 'Amphipnous group' within the genus Monopterus based on the presence of a unique synapomorphy of the group: the spatial dissociation of ceratobranchial 1 from hypobranchial 1 and its close association with hypobranchial 2 and ceratobranchial 2 (Ref. 116049). It is distinguished from all other species of synbranchids, including the other African synbranchids Ophisternon afrum and Monopterus boueti, by having more vertebrae, 198-208 vs. 100-194 (Ref. 116049). It is further distinguished from all synbranchids except O. infernale, O. candidum, M. boueti, M. eapeni, M. roseni, and M. digressus by the lack of externally visible eyes; Monopterus luticolus is also readily distinguished further from the African synbranchid species O. afrum by having the posttemporal greatly reduced in size and removed spatially from the supracleithrum and cleithrum, as well as from the skull, vs. posttemporal large, articulating with supracleithrum and epiotic of skull; and by having five vs. six branchiostegal rays (Ref. 116049). Monopterus luticolus is most similar to the West African M. boueti, from which it differs by having fewer abdominal vertebrae, 95-101 vs. 108, and more caudal vertebrae, 98-110 vs. 79-86; it differs further from M. boueti by several osteological characters (Ref. 116049).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This species was found during attempts to collect caecilian amphibians; they were dug from moist to wet soil, usually inundated by the neighbouring water body; the sites were immediately adjacent to both lotic and lentic aquatic habitats (Ref. 116049).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Fávorito, Sandra | Collaborators

Britz, R., T.M. Doherty-Bone, M.T. Kouete, D. Sykes and D.J. Gower, 2016. Monopterus luticolus, a new species of swamp eel from Cameroon (Teleostei: Synbranchidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 27(4):309-323. (Ref. 116049)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 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 to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .