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Nannocharax rubensteini  (Jerep & Vari, 2013)

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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);  rubensteini: The species name, rubensteini, is in recognition of David Rubenstein who generously funded the Rubenstein Fellowships of the Encyclopedia of Life at the National Museum of Natural History (Ref. 93227).

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: Likouala drainage (middle Congo River basin) in Republic of Congo (Ref. 93227).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93227)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Vertebrae: 35 - 37. Diagnosis: Hemigrammocharax rubensteini is distinguished from all congeners, except H. lineostriatus, by the presence of a dark, typically continuous, longitudinal band extending from the posterodorsal margin of the opercle to the dark spot overlying the caudal peduncle, vs. a body pigmentation pattern consisting of several vertical bars in H. angolensis, H. machadoi, H. minutus, H. monardi, H. multifasciatus, and H. wittei or lacking a dark longitudinal band in H. ocellicauda and H. uniocellatus (Ref. 93227). Hemigrammocharax rubensteini differs from H. lineostriatus in having the dorsal-fin origin located anterior to the vertical through the pelvic-fin origin, vs. the dorsal-fin origin located posterior to the vertical through the pelvic-fin insertion; 18 to 30 perforated scales along the lateral line, vs. 6 to 9; and 12 to 14 branched dorsal-fin rays, vs. 9 to 11 (Ref. 93227). Hemigrammocharax rubensteini has a variably discontinuous lateral line which in some instances has only a few unpored scales and thus approximates the completely pored lateral line characteristic of the species of Nannocharax; it differs also from the members of that genus with a continuous dark midlateral longitudinal band both in the incompletely pored lateral line, vs. completely pored; and the lower number of total scales along that series, 35-38 vs. 39 or greater in N. ansorgii, N. latifasciatus, N. lineomaculatus, N. parvus and N. usongo (Ref. 93227).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Jerep, F.C. and R.P. Vari, 2013. New species of Hemigrammocharax (Characiformes: Distichodontidae) from the Northwestern Congo River Basin. Copeia 2013(1):31-37. (Ref. 93227)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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=0.01259 (0.00551 - 0.02875), b=3.01 (2.81 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±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 (10 of 100) .