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Afronemacheilus kaffa  Prokofiev & Golubtsov, 2013

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Nemacheilidae ()
Etymology: Afronemacheilus: Derived from Africa and the genus Nemacheilus.;  kaffa: The species is named after Kaffa, the historical region of Ethiopia, where the type locality occurs (Ref. 94278).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: Omo-Turkana basin, Ethiopia (Ref. 94278).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94278)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-13; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 9 - 12; Vertebrae: 35 - 37. Diagnosis: Afronemacheilus kaffa is distinguished from its congener A. abyssinicus by having usually 7 branched dorsal-fin rays (vs. usually 8 or 9); the anterior and posterior nares well separated (vs. closely spaced); the intestine with a single small loop (vs. straight); the sphenotic and epiotic usually in contact (vs. no contact); three pairs of pharyngobranchials and four basibranchials (vs. two and three, respectively); bar-like spots on flanks usually of similar size (Ref. 94278).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Sampled from riffles (Ref. 94278).

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Prokofiev, A.M. and A.S. Golubtsov, 2013. Revision of the loach genus Afronemacheilus (Teleostei: Balitoridae: Nemacheilinae) with description of a new species from the Omo-Turkana basin, Ethiopia. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 24(1):1-14. (Ref. 94278)

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 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00387 - 0.01962), b=2.92 (2.73 - 3.11), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.8   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .