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Nannocharax rubrolabiatus  Van den Bergh, Teugels, Coenen & Ollevier, 1995

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Distichodontidae (Distichodus)
Etymology: Nannocharax: Latin, nannus = small + Greek, charax = a marine fish without identification (Ref. 45335);  rubrolabiatus: From the Latin ruber (red) and labium (lip) after its bright red colored lips (Ref.26632).

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Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical; 23°C - 25°C; 8°N - 4°S

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Africa: Lower Guinea endemic, only known from the Sanaga River basin, Cameroon (Ref. 26632, 81638).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81638)

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Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10; Vertebrae: 37. Diagnosis: 50-53 (Ref. 81638) or 46 (Ref. 26632) scales in lateral line. 6-7 anal fin branched rays; dorsal portions of body with distinct dark, vertically oriented dark marks that form saddle-shaped pigmentation pattern; prominent horizontally elongate, dark spots on mid-lateral surface of body (Ref. 81638).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found under rocks, in riffles of moderately large rivers (30-50m) in the savannah zone, in areas where there is a strong current (>1m/sec); in all sites where collection took place, there was a rather restricted gallery of shrubs and small trees on the river banks; water was greenish with a transparency of about 50 cm, neutral pH (6.5-7.5), with a high content of dissolved oxygen (6.5-7.5 mg/l) and a rather low conductivity (35-45 µS/cm); water temperatures were between 23 and 25 °C at noon (Ref. 26632).

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Van den Bergh, E.C., G.G. Teugels, E.J. Coenen and F. Ollevier, 1995. Nannocharax rubrolabiatus, a new species of distichodont fish from the Sanaga River Basin in Cameroon, Africa (Teleostei: Distichodontidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 6(4):349-356. (Ref. 26632)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Vulnerable (VU) (B2ab(iii))

CITES (Ref. 115941)

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=0.00380 (0.00147 - 0.00985), b=3.11 (2.88 - 3.34), in cm Total Length, 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 (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.