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Schilbe zairensis  De Vos, 1995

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Schilbeidae (Schilbid catfishes)
Etymology: zairensis: Named after Zaïre (= Democratic Republic of the Congo), the country of origin of this species (Ref. 43912).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: Inkisi River (lower Congo River basin) (Ref. 43912).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43912)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 40 - 41. Diagnosis: adipose fin present; position of nostrils slightly variable, distance between both anterior and posterior nostrils being approximately equal; lower jaw shorter than upper jaw and completely surrounded by upper lips when mouth is closed; inner side of pectoral spine feebly serrated; barbels very long; nasal barbel always reaching to posterior border of opercle or somewhat further, maxillary barbel at least reaching to end of pectoral spine and outer mental barbel reaching to midway along pectoral spine; colour pattern characterized by brown back and head, large dark (brown) stripe along lateral line and oblique brown stripe from below anterior part of lateral line to origin of anal fin (Ref. 43912).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Oviparous, eggs are unguarded (Ref. 205).

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Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

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De Vos, L., 1995. A systematic revision of the African Schilbeidae (Teleostei, Siluriformes). With an annotated bibliography. Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Centr., Sci. Zool., 271:1-450. (Ref. 43912)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 16 February 2009

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].
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Assuming fec > 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .