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Brycinus leuciscus  (Günther, 1867)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

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; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical; 22°C - 27°C (Ref. 12468), preferred ?

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Africa: basins of the Volta, Niger (Bénoué), Senegal, Gambia, Tominé (Corubal) and Casamance (Ref. 2880, 81279). Also reported from the Mono (Ref. 28663) and Géba (Ref. 13331) Rivers, and from the Niger delta (Ref. 88941).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 6.5  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31256); max. published weight: 10.00 g (Ref. 3799)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 16 - 20. Diagnosis: parietal fontanel always present, also in adults, open; equal sized jaws; 5.5 scales above lateral line; 26-31 lateral line scales; 13-17 anal fin branched rays; 6/8 premaxillary teeth; 13-17 gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch; gill rakers short (Ref. 2880, 81279).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Affinities: B. nurse, B. longipinnis and B. luteus.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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Paugy, D., 1990. Characidae. p. 195-236. In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux douces et saumâtres de l'Afrique de l'Ouest. Tome I. Coll. Faune Tropicale n° XXVIII. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren et O.R.S.T.O.M., Paris, 384 p. (Ref. 2880)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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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=0.00741 (0.00424 - 0.01297), b=2.89 (2.74 - 3.04), based on LWR estimates for this species & 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 (K=1.20).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .