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Ctenopoma ocellatum  Pellegrin, 1899

Eyespot ctenopoma
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Anabantidae (Climbing gouramies)
Etymology: Ctenopoma: Greek, kteis, ktenos = comb + Greek, poma, -atos = cover (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Pellegrin.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 7.5; dH range: 5 - 12.   Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 1672), preferred ?

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Africa: middle Congo River basin in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 1880, 4910, 41585, 41590, 41591) and Republic of Congo (Ref. 44840). Also reported from the Niger delta in Nigeria (Ref. 57414).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57414); 13.8 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 16 - 17; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 9-10; Anal soft rays: 9 - 11. Diagnosis: snout and head acute; jaws protrusible (ascending process of premaxilla extends to anterior border of orbit); flanks often marked by a series of uneven chain-like bars; soft dorsal and anal fins acute and when spread closely appressed to dorsal and ventral margins of caudal fin, forming continuous sheet of fin (Ref. 57414).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Norris, S.M., 2003. Anabantidae. p. 691-707. In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux douce et saumâtres de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, Tome 2. Coll. Faune et Flore tropicales 40. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgique, Museum National d'Histoire Naturalle, Paris, France and Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Paris, France. 815 p. (Ref. 57414)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: ; aquarium: commercial
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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=0.01660 (0.00704 - 0.03912), b=2.98 (2.78 - 3.18), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.