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Parakneria mossambica  Jubb & Bell-Cross, 1974

Gorongoza kneria
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gonorynchiformes (Milkfish) > Kneriidae (Shellears)

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 17°S - 19°S

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Africa: tributaries of the Pungwe and Buzi in Mozambique (52193, 80059).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52193)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. Diagnosis: body slender, cylindrical (Ref. 52193), body depth 14.1-15.0% SL (Ref. 89116). Head smooth, rounded in front, flat below; mouth ventral, tadpole-like (Ref. 52193). Head length 18.4-22.8% SL; predorsal length 52.5-56.8% SL; prepelvic length 55.0-57.0% SL; preanal length 77.2-82.7% SL; caudal peduncle length 15.0-19.5% SL; snout length 42.7-50.0% HL; postorbital distance 42.7-50.0% HL (Ref. 89116). Eye superolateral, its diameter 18.2-20.0% HL (Ref. 89116), 5-6 times in HL, 2.2-2.27 times in interorbital distance, 1.7-2.2 times in snout length (Ref. 89112). Interorbital width 42.7-45.4% HL (Ref. 89116). Dorsal fin origin before first ray of pelvic fin (Ref. 89112), nearer base of caudal fin than snout (Ref. 52193). Origin of anal fin nearer base of caudal than pelvics; fins short (Ref. 52193). Coloration: Alcohol preserved: basic ground color pale yellow-brown; lateral series of large, dark blotches along the flanks with numerous smaller dark markings on dorsal surface; caudal fin with diagonal series of small dark markings (Ref. 89116).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Poll, M., 1984. Kneriidae. p. 129-133. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ORSTOM, Paris and MRAC, Tervuren. Vol. 1. (Ref. 3565)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [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).
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .