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Zaireichthys mandevillei  (Poll, 1959)

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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).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical; 4°S - 5°S

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Africa: Pool Malebo (=Stanley Pool)(Ref. 51287), Lindi-Tshopo (Ref. 106290), middle Congo main course (Ref. 106245) and Wagenia Falls (Ref. 51287, 106245) in Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as the Ubangi drainage (middle Congo River basin) in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic (Ref. 51287).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 51287)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Most slender-bodied and perhaps the smallest species of Zaireichthys (Ref. 51287). Entire dorsal surface of head with longitudinally oriented, interrupted ridges (Ref. 51287). Snout more pointed than in other Zaireichthys (Ref. 51287). Eyes small (Ref. 51287). Barbels attenuate, maxillary barbel extending posteriorly to middle of pectoral fin spine (Ref. 51287). Pectoral fin spine elongate, with 7-9 strong serrae (Ref. 51287). Humeral process very short, without denticulations (Ref. 51287). Caudal fin forked, lower lobe larger and longer than upper lobe; number of principal caudal fin rays: 6+5 (Ref. 51287). Caudal peduncle very slender (Ref. 51287). Color spotted, with a prominent dark collar just behind head (Ref. 51287).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It is confined to sandy reaches of the mainstream of the Congo River and its largest tributaries (Ref. 51287).

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Roberts, T.R., 2003. Systematics and osteology of Leptoglaninae a new subfamily of the African catfish family Amphiliidae, with descriptions of three new genera and six new species. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 54(5):81-132. (Ref. 51287)

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 (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .