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Zaireichthys kavangoensis  Eccles, Tweddle & Skelton, 2011

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Amphiliidae (Loach catfishes) > Leptoglanidinae
Etymology: Zaireichthys: Composed form Zaire river + Greek,ichtys = fish; the habitat of this fish (Ref. 45335);  kavangoensis: The specific name, 'kavangoensis', refers to the river from which the type series was collected (Ref. 86935).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: only known from Kavango River above the Popa Falls in the Caprivi Strip of Namibia (Ref. 86935).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86935); 2.7 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 9 - 12; Vertebrae: 37 - 38. This species differs from Z. conspicuus Z. kunenensis, Z. lacustris and Z. maravensis in having a narrower premaxillary tooth patch, less than 33% of mouth width; from Z. monomotapa in having a shorter lateral line and smaller number of rays in the dorsal fin (II,5 vs. II,(6)7) and caudal fin (11-13(12) vs. 14-16(15)); from Z. kafuensis in having a narrower head, smaller premaxillary tooth patch and smaller numbers of rays in median fins; from Z. pallidus in having shorter barbels (e.g. maxillary 1.3±0.1 times in HL cf. 1.0±0.1), steeper snout and in the colour pattern (rows of blotches cf. pallid with fine spots) (Ref. 86935). A series of dark patches dorsally, a second series of about ten patches mid-laterally and a third series ventro-laterally from above back of pelvic to above base of anal, scattered brown flecks between the blotches anteriorly, becoming more widely placed posteriorly (Ref. 86935). Head marbled, cheeks pale; melanophores on body small (Ref. 86935). Dark spot at tip of dorsal spine; dark patch at base of caudal fin, bar about midway along fin and trace of another bar near tip of fin (Ref. 86935).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in the more typical sandy habitats (Ref. 86935).

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Eccles, D.H., D. Tweddle and P.H. Skelton, 2011. Eight new species in the dwarf catfish genus Zaireichthys (Siluriformes: Amphiliidae). Smithiana Bull. (13):3-28. (Ref. 86935)

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 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .