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Neolebias ansorgii  Boulenger, 1912

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Distichodontidae (Distichodus)
Etymology: Neolebias: Greek, neos = new + Greek, lebias, ou = a kind of small fish (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Boulenger.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic; pH range: 5.0 - 6.0; dH range: 5 - 12; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 1672)

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Africa: known from the Niger delta to the lower portions of the Congo River (Ref. 81638). Also found in Benin and in the Ogun River in Nigeria (Ref. 2936, 86396). Present in Cameroon, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Cabinda (Ref. 81638) and Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 94734).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7094)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-13; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 9 - 12. Diagnosis: body depth 3.1-3.8x and head length 3.1-3.8x SL; snout length comprised from 4.5-4.7x in head length; eye diameter comprised from 3-3.5x in head length (Ref. 86396). Laterosensory canal on lateral surface of head limited to arch of pores around ventral and posterior margins of orbit and associated with preopercle; maxilla with 6 or more teeth; 6th infraorbital (dermosphenotic) absent; dark pigmentation along lateral surface of body approximately 4 scales high (Ref. 81638). Dark vertical bar at base of caudal fin (Ref. 81638, 86396). 11-13 (Ref. 81638) or 10-12 (Ref. 86396) total dorsal fin rays.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds on worms, crustaceans and insects (Ref. 7020).

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Daget, J. and J.-P. Gosse, 1984. Distichodontidae. p. 184-211. 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. 7094)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: ; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5002   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01259 (0.00551 - 0.02875), b=3.01 (2.81 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.39 se; Based on food items.
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.