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Bagrus caeruleus  Roberts & Stewart, 1976

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Bagridae (Bagrid catfishes)
Etymology: Bagrus: Mozarabic, bagre, taken from Greek, pagros = a fish (Dentex sp.) (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Roberts.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?; 6°N - 4°N

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Africa: present in the rapids of the lower Congo River (Ref. 78218). Possibly only known from the type locality near Inga hydroelectric dam and near Gombe (or Ngombe), about 20 km downstream from Kinshasa, Lower Congo River (Ref. 3236, 42510).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42510)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal soft rays: 6 - 7. Eye small, decreasing in relative size with growth; occipital processus widely separated from first interneural bone; juveniles as well as adults bluish on the back and sides, with a darkened area in front of the dorsal fin (more noticeable in juveniles); undersides of head and abdomen pale, and edges of upper and lower caudal fin lobes whitish (Ref. 42510).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Roberts, T.R. and D.J. Stewart, 1976. An ecological and systematic survey of fishes in the rapids of the Lower Zaïre or Congo River. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 147(6):239-317. (Ref. 42510)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

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 = 0.5005   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00603 (0.00265 - 0.01370), b=3.06 (2.87 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.8 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Assuming Fec>10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .