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Nandus meni  Hossain & Sarker, 2013

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Nandidae (Asian leaffishes)
Etymology: meni: Name after a word of the local dialect of Noakhali, 'meni' meaning an unsuspecting silence character, from where the samples were collected.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; pelagic; pH range: 6.5 - 7.5.   Tropical; 18°C - 28°C (Ref. 93873)

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Asia: Bangladesh (Greater Noakhali Region).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93873)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7 - 18. This species is distinguished by the following characters: TL 114.1-142.4 mm, SL 94.1-117.3 mm, body depth at anus 29.0-32.9% of SL, head length (HL) 39.6-42.2% of SL; dark spot on the caudal peduncle; concave ventral portion of the body; gill arch V-shape; body colour , greenish; pectoral fin rays 9-11; snout length 24.5-33.1% of HL; eye diameter 18.1-20.4% of HL; differs from its congeners in body colour, smaller eyes, a concave ventral body, a V-shaped gill arch and a dark spot on the caudal peduncle (Ref. 93873).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This species lives in the freshwater ecosystem of Noakhali and is widely distributed in ponds, ditches, canals, flooded rice fields, swamps, marshes, waterlogged areas and rivers. A very tenacious species that can live in foul water and a surface dweller that consumes insects, algae and small fish. Breeding period varies from April to September. During the study period, the physicochemical parameters were recorded as follows: water temperature 18-28 °C, pH 6.5-7.5, dissolved oxygen 4.5-5.0 mg/l and transparency 45-60 cm for a water body 1.0-1.8 m deep. In the study area, it represents 15-20% of the total Nandus catch (Ref. 93873).

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Hossain, M.S. and S. Sarker, 2013. New species of leaf fish Nandus meni (Perciformes: Nandidae) from Noakhali, Bangladesh. Zoology and Ecology (Ref. 93873)

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 = 0.5098   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01202 (0.00481 - 0.03005), b=3.01 (2.80 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .