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Distichodus antonii  Schilthuis, 1891

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Distichodontidae (Distichodus)
Etymology: Distichodus: Greek, di = two + Greek, stix, stichos = line, row (Ref. 45335);  antonii: Greshoff 1855–1905 (Nieuw Letterkundig Magazijn 2010) who collected the holotype (Ref. 96324).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: widespread Congo basin endemic, present from the marine lower Congo basin up to the upper Lualaba (Ref. 96324). Absent from Luapula-Moero (Ref. 7094, 96324).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 80.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7094)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum weight was recorded at nearly 10 kg (Ref. 7094).

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Moelants, T., V. Mbadu Zebe, J. Snoeks and E. Vreven, 2014. A review of the Distichodus antonii assemblage (Characiformes: Distichodontidae) from the Congo basin. J. Nat. Hist. 48(27-28):1707-1735. (Ref. 96324)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01259 (0.00546 - 0.02901), b=3.01 (2.81 - 3.21), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.