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Tetracamphilius pectinatus  Roberts, 2003

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Amphiliidae (Loach catfishes) > Leptoglanidinae
Etymology: pectinatus: The trivial name pectinatus is Latin for comb-like, in reference to the small serrations on the pectoral fin (Ref. 51287).   More on author: Roberts.

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Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Africa: Ubangui River upstream of Bangui in Central African Republic, and rivers Luala (lower Congo River basin) and Lulua (Kasai tributary, middle Congo River basin) in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 51287, 78218).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 51287)

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Presence of a serrated pectoral fin spine; the serrae are very small, and the pectoral fin spine does not possess a locking mechanism (Ref. 51287). The color pattern consists of a series of bands with paler inner part and darkened margins (Ref. 51287). In life, the dark narrow bands are a dark chocolate brown, the dorsum of the head and areas between the narrow bands tan or orangish tan, and the abdomen and other pale areas cream-colored (Ref. 51287).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Roberts, T.R., 2003. Systematics and osteology of Leptoglaninae a new subfamily of the African catfish family Amphiliidae, with descriptions of three new genera and six new species. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 54(5):81-132. (Ref. 51287)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±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 (16 of 100) .