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Ctenopoma petherici  Günther, 1864

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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: Günther.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 2059), preferred ?

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Africa: Senegal and Gambia rivers, entire Niger River drainage except the lower Niger, Lake Chad drainage and coastal drainages in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo and Benin (Ref. 57414). Also reported from Gabon, Egypt (Ref. 6803) and Sudan (Ref. 6803, 28714).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57961); 13.5 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 16 - 19; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-12; Anal spines: 8-10; Anal soft rays: 9 - 12; Vertebrae: 25 - 27. Diagnosis: snout blunt; jaws weakly protrusible (ascending process of premaxilla short, not reaching anterior border of orbit); labyrinth composed of a more complex, folded plate; adults larger than 75 mm SL; body depth into SL usually fewer than 3 times; spot at base of caudal fin without pale ring in adults; lachrymal never serrated; flanks without faint mottling; scales in lower vertical series 10-11 (rarely 9); 5 scales from last pored scale in upper lateral line to dorsal-fin base (counting pored scale)(Ref. 57414).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits marginal vegetation, swamps, and floodplains. Browses on plant tissues with ostracods, dipteran larvae, beetles, mollusks and debris (Ref. 28714).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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




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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=0.01413 (0.00782 - 0.02551), b=2.93 (2.77 - 3.09), based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.43 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.