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Bathybagrus grandis  (Boulenger, 1917)

Kukumai
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Claroteidae (Claroteid catfishes) > Claroteinae
Etymology: Bathybagrus: Greek, bathys = deep + Greek, pagros = a fish (Dentex sp.) (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal, usually 100 - 140 m (Ref. 3236).   Tropical, preferred ?; 3°S - 9°S

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Africa: Lake Tanganyika (Ref. 55984).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 63.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3236); max. published weight: 4.0 kg (Ref. 3236)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits muddy bottoms with preference for depths 100 to 140 m. Feeds mainly on fish (Ref. 1967). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Both male and female guard the eggs (Ref. 52177). An important food fish (Ref. 4537)

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Eggs are guarded by both parents (Ref. 52177, 45232).

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Mo, T., 1991. Anatomy, relationships and systematics of the Bagridae (Teleostei: Siluroidei) with a hypothesis of siluroid phylogeny. Koeltz Scientific Books, Koenigstein, Theses Zoologicae 17. 216 p. (Ref. 55984)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [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), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.5   ±0.80 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.