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Schilbe moebiusii  (Pfeffer, 1896)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Schilbeidae (Schilbid catfishes)
Etymology: moebiusii: After Mr. K.A. Mobius, a German zoologist, editor of "Die Fische Ost-Afrikas" published in 1896 (Ref. 43912).

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

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical; 7°S - 10°S

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Africa: Kingani, Rufiji-Great Ruaha (including the Kilombero) (Ref. 4967, 43912) and Wami rivers (Ref. 43912) in Tanzania. Also reported from the Pangani in Tanzania (Ref. 4967).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 29.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43912)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1. Diagnosis: adipose fin always present; posterior nostrils closer to each other than anterior ones; lower jaw reaching slightly beyond upper jaw; nasal, maxillary and inner mandibular barbels rather short; nasal barbel reaches at maximum to just beyond posterior border of eye; maxillary barbel hardly reaches further than nasal one; inner mandibular barbel never reaches beyond anterior border of eye; outer mandibular barbel reaches at least to midway between eye and opercle and at maximum to just beyond anterior border of opercle; inner side of pectoral spine feebly serrated; head profile characterized by presence of a pronounced hump between occiput and base of rayed dorsal fin (Ref. 43912).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit rivers (Ref. 4967). Oviparous, eggs are unguarded (Ref. 205).

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

Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 31 January 2006

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):  Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.