Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Alestidae
Etymology: Brachypetersius: Greek, brachys = short + Peters, 1877, naturalist, expeditionary in Asia.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; pelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 7.0; dH range: ? - 8. Tropical; 22°C - 25°C (Ref. 13614), preferred ?
Africa: Fulakari River headwaters (lower Congo River basin) in Republic of Congo and the middle Congo River basin, including the middle Congo River, Lukenie, Lomami and a non-verified record from the Ruki drainage in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 42032). Report from the upper Niari (Ref. 42032) unconfirmed in Ref. 80290.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13614)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Paugy, D., 1984. Characidae. p. 140-183. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ORSTOM, Paris and MRAC, Tervuren. Vol. 1. (Ref. 5331)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00192 - 0.01252), b=3.13 (2.90 - 3.36), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 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 (10 of 100) .