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Parachanna insignis  (Sauvage, 1884)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Channidae (Snakeheads)
Etymology: Parachanna: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, channe, -es = anchovy (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 2059)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Africa: Kouilou River in Republic of Congo (Ref. 81648), Ogooué basin in Gabon (Ref. 81648, 111328) and the Congo basin in Central African Republic, Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 111328). Sympatric with Parachanna obscura in some parts of the Ogowe and Congo basins (Ref. 3575).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 53.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81648)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 40-44; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 27 - 31. Diagnosis: 25-33 scales in transverse series, 73-86 scales in lateral line; 40-44 dorsal rays; 27-31 anal rays (Ref. 81648).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Teugels, G.G., J.J. Breine and D.F.E. Thys van den Audernaerde, 1984. Channidae. p. 288-290. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Checklist of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ORSTOM, Paris and MRAC, Tervuren. Vol. 2. (Ref. 3575)

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 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00741 (0.00333 - 0.01648), b=3.00 (2.82 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.