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Brycinus opisthotaenia  (Boulenger, 1903)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Alestidae (African tetras)
Etymology: Brycinus: Greek, ebrykon, brykomai = to bite, to gnaw (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: coastal basins in Cameroon, Gabon and the Republic of Congo (Ref. 28013, 80290). Also reported from the Dja system (middle Congo River basin) in Cameroon (Ref. 28013, 51193, 80290).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 28013)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10. Diagnosis: fronto-parietal fontanel absent in adults, sometimes pore-like in juveniles; snout short, more than 3x head lenght; dorsal fin origin just behind pelvic fin insertion; sexual dimorphism affecting anal fin shape; head length/snout length 3.1-4.0; 24-30 lateral line scales; 4.5 scales between lateral line and dorsal fin; 10.5-12 predorsal scales; 12-16 anal fin branched rays; 16-25 gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch; 8 teeth in outer premaxillary row; adults medium-sized; humeral spot always present; broad black band on flanks; most apparent part of this band reaches or extends beyond vertical through posterior base of dorsal fin (Ref. 80290).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Toham, A.K. and G.G. Teugels, 1997. Redescription of two morphologically similar Brycinus species (Ostariophysi: Characidae) from Central Africa. Copeia 1997(2):363-372. (Ref. 28013)

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=0.01230 (0.00544 - 0.02785), b=3.00 (2.82 - 3.18), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±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 (14 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.