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Zaireichthys flavomaculatus  (Pellegrin, 1926)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Amphiliidae (Loach catfishes) > Leptoglanidinae
Etymology: Zaireichthys: Composed form Zaire river + Greek,ichtys = fish; the habitat of this fish (Ref. 45335).

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Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Africa: Lulua River, Kasai River drainage, Congo River, in Democratic Republic of Congo (Ref. 51287, 86935). Report from Lufume River, tributary of Luele River in Angola (Ref. 11970), represents an undescribed species (Ref. 51287).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 51287)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Diagnosis: This species differs most noatbly from the others of the genus Zaireichthys, except Z. mandevillei, in the shorter head, which is 4.5 times in standard length as compared to less than 4.3; it differs from Z. mandevillei in the smaller eye of the latter species, 5 times in dead length vs. 12 (Ref. 86935). The colour pattern resembles that of all other species of the genus Zaireichthys, except Z. pallidus, consisting of a grey-brown background above, shading to yellowish below, with distinct paler patches dorsally and marbled laterally (Ref. 86935).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Eccles, D.H., D. Tweddle and P.H. Skelton, 2011. Eight new species in the dwarf catfish genus Zaireichthys (Siluriformes: Amphiliidae). Smithiana Bull. (13):3-28. (Ref. 86935)

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=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±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 (20 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.