Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Sicydiinae
Etymology: Sicydium: Greek, sika, sikya = cucumber ; diminutive (Ref. 45335).
This species is validated by Risch et al. (1979: Ref. 89459) who found the types, thus it is not a nomen nudum and the name is available. The species is confirmed under this name by Pezold et al. (2006: Ref. 59380). Therefore, the species should not be attributed to Boulenger, 1916 (as Sycidium bustamantaei).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; amphidromous (Ref. 92840). Tropical, preferred ?
Eastern Atlantic: Rivers Lobe and Kribi, Southern Cameroon. Also from a stream located above several hundred meter high cascade of Rio Ilady, Bioko Island at an altitude of over 100m (Ref. 92840).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Amphidromous endemics living as adults in clearwater streams from the rivers Lobe and Kribi, Southern Cameroon. Also from a stream located above several hundred meter high cascade of Rio Ilady, Bioko Island at an altitude of over 100m (Ref. 92840).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Risch, L. and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde, 1979. On the West African species of the genera Sicydium Cuv. & Val. and Lentipes Gthr. Revue de Zoologie Africaine 93(4):882-900. (Ref. 89459)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 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), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .