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Gogo arcuatus  Ng & Sparks, 2005

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Anchariidae (Vaonas)
Etymology: Gogo: Gogo is the Malagasy word most commonly used to refer to members of Anchariidae.;  arcuatus: The specific epithet come from the Latin arcuatus, meaning bent like a bow, in reference to the concave shape of the dorsoposterior margin of the dorsal fin (Ref. 56142).

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Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Africa: Sandrananta River drainage in southeastern highlands of Madagascar (Ref. 56142).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56142)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 12; Vertebrae: 43. Diagnosis: Gogo arcuatus is distinguished from other members of Anchariidae by the following unique characters: a larger eye, 17.7-18.0% of head length vs. 9.2-15.9%; mottled brownish-gray colouration vs. highly mottled dark gray and cream, solid purplish-gray or lead gray; and a concave dorsoposterior margin of the dorsal fin vs. straight (Ref. 56142). It can be further distinguished from G. brevibarbis in having unicuspid teeth vs. bicuspid (Ref. 56142).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Gogo arcuatus is found in pools surrounded by large, exposed boulders from a clear, shallow, forested stretch of the river, where the substrate is very rocky and the current swift (Ref. 56142).

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Ng, H.H. and J.S. Sparks, 2005. Revision of the endemic Malagasy catfish family Anchariidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes), with descriptions of a new genus and three new species. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters 16(4):303-323. (Ref. 56142)

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 = 0.5781   [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):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.