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Hepsetus occidentalis  Decru, Snoeks & Vreven, 2013

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Hepsetidae (African pikes)
Etymology: Hepsetus: Greek, epsetas, -e, -on = boiled, but there is the following sentence: "oí epsetoi" = certain fishes, and also could be related to "psetta" = grouper (Ref. 45335);  occidentalis: The Latin adjective occidentalis means 'western' or 'westerly' and refers to the distribution of this species, which is the westernmost species of the genus (Ref. 94534).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa:region between the Senegal River, Senegal, in the west to the Cavally River, Ivory Coast, in the east (Ref. 88135, 94534).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 88135)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Diagnosis: This species can be distinguished from all other Hepsetus species by the following unique combination of characters: number of lateral line scales high, 49–60; nostril-lower jaw distance high, 40.4–47.6% of head length; number of gill rakers on first arch low, 14–22; number of scales between dorsal fin and lateral line 7.5-9.5; and number of scales between adipose fin and lateral line 4.5-6.5 (Ref. 88135).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The capture, in the Senegal River, of an individual measuring 510 mm SL has been mentioned, but not confirmed; the collections of the Museum of natural History in Paris include a head that is said to belong to a specimen collected in the Cavally River measuring 700 mm TL and wighing 4.000 g (Ref. 2914, 81278).

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Decru, E., J. Snoeks and E. Vreven, 2013. The true identity of the holotype of Hepsetus odoe and the names of the two West African species of Hepsetus (Teleostei: Hepsetidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters 24(2):187-192. (Ref. 94534)

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 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.3 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 (30 of 100) .