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Paradoxoglanis cryptus  Norris, 2002

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Malapteruridae (Electric catfishes)
Etymology: cryptus: From the Greek "kryptos" = hidden or secret, referring to the close superficial resemblance to P. parvus, but differing in sharply elevated vertebral counts (Ref. 44050).

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Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Africa: Kagala River near Aketi (Itimbiri tributary, middle Congo River basin) in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 44050, 78218).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44050)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 10 - 12; Vertebrae: 44 - 45. Diagnosis: 44-45 vertebrae; caudal saddle and bar pattern absent; 5 pelvic-fin rays; usually a single pore between inner mental barbels; lateral line rarely less than 33% SL, most commonly 33-36% SL; body faintly and sparsely spotted (Ref. 44050).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Norris, S.M., 2002. A revision of the African electric catfishes, family Malapteruridae (Teleostei, Siluriformes), with erection of a new genus and descriptions of fourteen new species, and an annotated bibliography. Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Centr., Sci. Zool., 289:1-155. (Ref. 44050)

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 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00447 - 0.02817), b=3.01 (2.79 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .