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Ctenopoma weeksii  Boulenger, 1896

Mottled 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: Boulenger.

Issue
The species Anabas oxyrhynchus Boulenger, 1902 is considered as valid in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. May 2011: Ref. 86870). It is treated here as a synoym of Ctenopoma weeksii Boulenger, 1896 following ICZN's decision to retain the name Ctenopoma weeksii based on the principle of priority (G. Boden, pers. comm).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.2 - 7.2; dH range: 4 - 15.   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, 41585, 41590, 46861). Also reported from the upper Congo (Ref. 106245).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41580)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Britz, R. and J.A. Cambray, 2001. Structure of egg surfaces and attachment organs in anabantoids. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 12(3):267-288. (Ref. 41595)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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 (0.00688 - 0.04001), b=2.97 (2.77 - 3.17), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±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 to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .