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Schilbe yangambianus  (Poll, 1954)

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

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Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Africa: middle Congo River basin including the drainages of the Ubangi, Kasai and Kwando; also known from a single locality on the upper Zambezi river in Zambia (Ref. 43912). Also reported from the upper Congo (Ref. 106245).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3570)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Prefer smaller forest streams with rocky bottoms. Feed mainly on terrestrial and aquatic insects (Ref. 7248). Oviparous, eggs are unguarded (Ref. 205).

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Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

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Skelton, P.H., 1993. A complete guide to the freshwater fishes of southern Africa. Southern Book Publishers. 388 p. (Ref. 7248)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

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=0.00575 (0.00264 - 0.01256), b=3.02 (2.83 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Assuming fec > 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .