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Chrysichthys polli  Risch, 1987

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Claroteidae (Claroteid catfishes) > Claroteinae
Etymology: Chrysichthys: Greek, chrysos = golden + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335);  polli: Named after Dr. M. Poll, a well-known ichthyologist (Ref. 47263).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: lower Congo River basin (Ref. 47263). Also reported from the Ubangi drainage (middle Congo River basin) (Ref. 78218).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 7 - 8 cm
Max length : 11.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 47263)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6; Anal soft rays: 12 - 14. Body moderately elongate (Ref. 47263). A deep head, its height more than 66% of the head length (Ref. 47263). An obtusely pointed snout, slightly rounded (Ref. 47263). Eye-diameter longer than the length of the nasal barbel (Ref. 47263). Nasal barbel short, hardly reaching the anterior edge of the orbit; maxillary barbel moderate reaching the tip of the humeral spine; outer mandibulary barbel moderate, up to the posterior end of the operculum; inner mandibulary barbel reaching the end of the orbit; the two pairs of slender mandibulary barbels are distantly set and in between small papillae are found (Ref. 47263). A low number, 13-14, of slender gill rakers (Ref. 47263). Humeral spine well developed, but not reaching beyond the level of the dorsal spine (Ref. 47263). Dorsal spine short, strongly serrated on the posterior side; pectoral spine well developed, strongly serrated on the inner side (Ref. 47263). Dorsal fin short, much shorter than the head length; pectoral fin short, not reaching the base of the ventral fin; anal fin moderate, its base longer than or equal to the base of the adipose fin (Ref. 47263). Adipose fin small, the length of its base shorter than the length of the base of the dorsal fin (Ref. 47263). Preserved specimens are dark brown above the lateral line and lighter beneath; sometimes there is a black band behind the operculum (Ref. 47263). The dorsal and caudal fin may show a tiny black margin (Ref. 47263).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Risch, L., 1987. Description of four new bagrid catfishes from Africa (Siluriformes: Bagridae). Cybium 11(1):21-38. (Ref. 47263)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

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=0.00851 (0.00374 - 0.01935), b=3.01 (2.82 - 3.20), based on LWR estimates for this 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 (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .