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Nannocharax signifer  Moritz, 2010

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Distichodontidae (Distichodus)
Etymology: Nannocharax: Latin, nannus = small + Greek, charax = a marine fish without identification (Ref. 45335);  signifer: The Latin word signifer meaning 'colour sergeant' or 'standard bearer' refers to the unusual red-orange colour on the dorsal fin; a noun in apposition (Ref. 85591).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 7.0 - 7.4.   Tropical; 28°C - 29°C (Ref. 85591)

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Africa: Ouémé River basin in Benin (Ref. 85591).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85591)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 10 - 11; Vertebrae: 38 - 39. Diagnosis: Nannocharax signifer is distinguished from all other Nannocharax species in West Africa by the red-orange colouration of the anterior part of its dorsal fin (Ref. 85591). The combination of the following characters is also diagnostic: no continuous black band along the flank; multiple x-shaped body colour pattern extending on the lower half of the flank; 46-48 lateral line scales; and 4-5 scales between anus and origin of anal fin (Ref. 85591).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in a narrow forest stream with dense vegetation on its banks and with bottom substrate of mud, sand, leaves, roots and drift wood; also found in larger streams with only spare vegetation in the form of small bushes and solitary trees and with bottom substrate consisting mainly of sand and gravel (Ref. 85591).

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Moritz, T., 2010. Nannocharax signifer, a new species of fish (Characiformes: Distichodontidae) from the Ouémé River basin, Benin. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters 20(4):289-294. (Ref. 85591)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

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=0.00380 (0.00147 - 0.00985), b=3.11 (2.88 - 3.34), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-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 ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .