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Tetraodon schoutedeni  Pellegrin, 1926

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Tetraodontidae (Puffers) > Tetraodontinae
Etymology: Tetraodon: Greek, tetra = four + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 6.5 - 7.5; dH range: 10 - 20.   Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 1672)

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Africa: reported from "large rivers in the Congo basin" (Ref. 2829), but apparently limited to Pool Malebo (Ref. 41585) or "Leopoldville" (=Kinshasa)(Ref. 41590, 41591).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2829)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in large rivers (Ref. 2829), i.e. not a brackish water species. Feeds on benthic animals such as snails and worms. Solitary, aggressive against conspecifics. Eggs are deposited on leaves and defended by the male.

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Male sometimes guards the clutch.

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Roberts, T.R., 1986. Tetraodontidae. p. 434-436. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 2829)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02692 (0.01222 - 0.05929), b=2.88 (2.70 - 3.06), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .