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Nematabramis alestes  (Seale & Bean, 1907)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Danioninae
Etymology: Nematabramis: Greek, nema, -atos = filament + Old French, breme, bresme = a fresh water fish; 1460 (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Asia: Zamboanga, Basilan, Palawan, and Busuanga; probably occurs in Tawi-Tawi and Balabac.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 12 - 14. Specimens dusky above, pale or pale-yellowish sides and belly; opercle and preopercle silvery; scales outlined by dark dots. Head naked; mouth large, oblique; upper thin lip slightly protractile with a median notch into which fits a small knob on tip of lower lip. Pectoral pointed, tip extending beyond origin of small ventrals; caudal slightly longer than head with the lower lobe larger. Belly with a sharp, cutting edge. Barbels shorter than head; number of anal fin rays smaller than N. everetti and N. steindachneri. 22-23 scales from nape to dorsal.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Herre, A.W.C.T., 1924. Distribution of the true freshwater fishes in the Philippines. I. The Philippine Cyprinidae. Philipp. J. Sci. 24(3):249-307. (Ref. 2929)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this 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 (24 of 100) .