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Chelaethiops bibie  (Joannis, 1835)

Lake Turkana sardine
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Danioninae
Etymology: Chelaethiops: Composed from Chela, a Bangladesh local for a fish + Aethiops, Ethiopia, African country.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 7.0 - 7.8; dH range: 10 - 20; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 12468), preferred ?

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Africa: Nile River and Webi Shebeli (Ref. 2801). Also present in the Niger, Bénoué and Volta basin, but absent in Chad basin (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2801)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal soft rays: 17 - 21. Diagnosis: single nostril on each side of snout; mouth opening at level of upper border of eye; short gill rakers on 1st branchial arch; D:III,7; A:III,14-18; P:11-12; V:8 (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Associated with vegetation fringing flowing water. Feeds mainly on terrestrial insects (Ref. 6160) and seeds at the surface (Ref. 28714).

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Lévêque, C., 1990. Cyprinidae. p. 269-361. In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux douces et saumâtres d'Afrique de l'Ouest. Tome I. Coll. Faune Tropicale n° XXVIII. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, and O.R.S.T.O.M., Paris, 384 p. (Ref. 2940)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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