Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Claroteidae
(Claroteid catfishes) > Claroteinae
Etymology: Chrysichthys: Greek, chrysos = golden + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335); acsiorum: The specific name is a genitive noun recognizing the men and women engaged in achieving the goals of the All Catfish Species Inventory (ACSI) and specifically honoring its principal coordinators (Ref. 75075).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika, only known from the type locality (Ref. 75075).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75075)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11 - 12. Diagnosis: postcleithral process weakly expressed or absent; upper jaw extending beyond lower jaw; 14-16 gill-rakers on first arch; premaxillary and palatal toothplates with small and tightly packed teeth; vomerine toothplates widely separated and narrower than those on pterygoids; supraoccipital broad and contacting predorsal plate; body width at pectoral fin insertions 4.9-5.3 times in standard length; interorbital width 3.0-4.1 times in head length; distance between posterior nares 4.0-4.8 times in head length; maxillary barbels 4.1-5.5 times in standard length; distance between posterior margins of adipose fin and hypural plate 5.1-6.0 times in standard length (Ref. 75075).
Caught at a depth of approximately 30 m (Ref. 75075).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hardman, M., 2008. A new species of catfish genus Chrysichthys from Lake Tanganyika (Siluriformes: Claroteidae). Copeia 2008(1):43-56. (Ref. 75075)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 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
): 3.3 ±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 to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .