Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Alestidae
Etymology: Bryconaethiops: Greek, bryko = to bite+ Aethiops, region in North east Africa (Ref. 45335). More on author: Pellegrin.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical; 22°C - 27°C (Ref. 13614), preferred ?
Africa: Congo River basin in Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 74421) and Zambia (Ref. 52959). Type locality in Ogowe is questionable as no other specimens are known from Ogowe drainage (Ref. 74421); considered a strictly Congo basin species in Ref. 80290. Reports from Lake Tanganyika (Ref. 4967) and Malagarasi (Ref. 36901, 93960) need confirmation.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13614); common length : 14.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4967)
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
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00512 - 0.02461), b=3.00 (2.81 - 3.19), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-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 (23 of 100) .