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Rhabdalestes septentrionalis  (Boulenger, 1911)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Alestidae (African tetras)

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 7.5; dH range: 6 - 20; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 12468)

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Africa: known from the Senegal to the Niger River in western Africa (Ref. 2880, 81279). Also found in Cross (Ref. 80290, 81279) and Wouri Rivers in Cameroon (Ref. 2880, 80290).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2880)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 16 - 20. Diagnosis: lateral line complete (Ref. 80290, 81279) or incomplete (Ref. 2880, 81279). 9-30 pored scales on lateral line (Ref. 81279). 4.5 scales above lateral line; 13-17 anal fin branched rays (Ref. 80290, 81279). 24-30 (Ref. 81279) or 24-27 (Ref. 80290) scales in longitudinal series. 13-17 (Ref. 2880, 81279) or 14-17 (Ref. 80290) gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Group of melanophores above base of anal fin more pronounced than that observed for Micralestes species (Ref. 2880).

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Paugy, D., 1990. Characidae. p. 195-236. In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux douces et saumâtres de l'Afrique de l'Ouest. Tome I. Coll. Faune Tropicale n° XXVIII. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren et O.R.S.T.O.M., Paris, 384 p. (Ref. 2880)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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 = 0.5078   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.00 (2.82 - 3.18), 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. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.