Polypterus polli, Poll's bichir

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Polypterus polli Gosse, 1988

Poll's bichir
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> Polypteriformes (Bichirs) > Polypteridae (Bichirs)
Etymology: Polypterus: Greek, poly = a lot of + Greek, pteron = wing, fin (Ref. 45335);  polli: Named in honor of Prof. Max Poll (Ref. 46409)

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

; eau douce dmersal; profondeur - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ).   Tropical; 0°C -

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Africa: lower and middle Congo River basin (Ref. 28149, 46409) in Cameroon, Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 32.1 cm SL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 28149)

Description synthétique Morphologie | Morphométrie

Épines dorsales (Total): 5 - 7; Épines anales 0; Rayons mous anaux: 14; Vertèbres: 50 - 56. Cylindrical body (Ref. 28149, Ref. 46409). Upper jaw a little longer than lower jaw (Ref. 28149). Number of dorsal finlets: 5-7 (Ref. 28149, Ref. 51884); used to distinguish Polypterus palmas polli from P. p. palmas and P. p. buettikoferi (Ref. 28149). Pectoral fin not reaching dorsal fin origin (Ref. 28149). Ganoid scales (Ref. 42904): 52-55 lateral line scales, 32-39 scales around body, 22-28 predorsal scales (Ref. 28149, Ref. 51884). Dorsal surface and flanks with large black blotches, forming a dense reticulate pattern, ventral surface uniform pale (Ref. 28149). The fleshy base of the pectoral fin with a large grey to black spot (Ref. 28149, Ref. 46409). Dorsal fin spotted, pectoral fin with a striped pattern in some specimens, pelvic fin pale and anal fin sometimes slightly colored (Ref. 28149).

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

This entomophagous fish lives in swamps and zones of flood (Ref. 41580).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

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Suzuki, D., M.C. Brandley and M. Tokita, 2010. The mitochondrial phylogeny of an ancient lineage of ray-finned fishes (Polypteridae) with implications for the evolution of body elongation, pelvic fin loss, and craniofacial morphology in Osteichthyes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:1-12. (Ref. 88084)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 124695)

  Préoccupation mineure (LC) ; Date assessed: 16 February 2009

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5002   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00437 (0.00184 - 0.01038), b=3.07 (2.86 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Niveau trophique (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.40 se; based on food items.
Résilience
Vulnérabilité (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .