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Nannocharax hastatus  Jerep & Vari, 2014

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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);  hastatus: The adjectival species name hastatus, from the Latin 'hasta', meaning spear, is an allusion to the spearshaped body of the species (Ref. 96084).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: Likouala drainage in Republic of Congo (Ref. 96084) and Pool Malebo and Middle Congo River, including Luilaka River and Tshuapa River, in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 96084).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96084)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-14; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 13 - 15; Vertebrae: 40 - 42. Diagnosis: Nannocharax hastatus is distinguished from all congeners except N. maculicauda and N. ocellicauda by the possession of a largely unpigmented body except for a dark line along the bases of the dorsal and anal fins and a longitudinally elongate, ovoid, dark spot on the posterior portion of the caudal peduncle and bases of the central caudal-fin rays; the elongate form of the head and body are also unique to these three species in the genus (Ref. 96084). Nannocharax hastatus differs from N. maculicauda in the numbers of scale rows around the caudal peduncle, 18-20 vs. 14-16; and pored scales along the lateral line, 6-9 vs. 55-61 (Ref. 96084). Nannocharax hastatus is distinguished from N. ocellicauda in the number of scales along the lateral-line scale series, 59-68 vs. 50-56; and scale rows around the caudal peduncle, 18-20 vs. 13-16 (Ref. 96084).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Jerep, F.C. and R.P. Vari, 2014. New species of Nannocharax (Characiformes: Distichontidae) from the Northwestern Congo River Basin, with appraisal of Hemigrammocharax. Copeia 2014(1):44-49. (Ref. 96084)

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=0.01000 (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):  3.1   ±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) .