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Schilbe laticeps  (Boulenger, 1899)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Schilbeidae (Schilbid catfishes)

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical; 3°N - 10°S

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Africa: middle Congo River basin, including lakes Tumba and Mai-Ndombe and the drainages of the Ubangi-Uele and the Dja-Sangha (Ref. 43912). Also in the Ntem and Ogowe basins in Cameroon and Gabon (Ref. 81643).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81643)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1. Diagnosis: adipose fin present and fully developed; inner side of pectoral fin spine weakly serrated; barbels well developed, nasal barbel at least reaching to posterior border of eye but never reaching beyond anterior border of opercle; posterior nostrils closer to each other than the anterior nostrils; medium-sized species, growing over 25 cm SL with distinct marbling, particularly in specimens smaller than 10 cm SL, larger specimens marbled and sometimes with more or less indistinct longitudinal streaks; head broad, massive and rectangular (interorbital width 62-74% HL); mouth width 61-78% HL; 39-52 branched anal fin rays; lower jaw reaching as far as upper jaw or slightly beyond snout (Ref. 81643). Coloration: preserved specimens: body marbled (particularly in juveniles < 10 cm SL); largest individuals marbled and sometimes with lateral bands more or less distinct (Ref. 81643).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Oviparous, eggs are unguarded (Ref. 205).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

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De Vos, L., 1986. Schilbeidae. p. 36-53. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 3570)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

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):  3.4   ±0.5 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):  Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.