Chelaethiops bibie, Lake Turkana sardine

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Chelaethiops bibie (Joannis, 1835)

Lake Turkana sardine
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Danionidae (Danios) > Chedrinae
Etymology: Chelaethiops: Composed from Chela, a Bangladesh local for a fish + Aethiops, Ethiopia, African country.

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

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 7.0 - 7.8; dH range: 10 - 20; potamodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ).   Tropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 12468)

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Africa: Nile River and Webi Shebeli (Ref. 2801). Also present in the Niger, Bénoué and Volta basin, but absent in Chad basin (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2801)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal soft rays: 17 - 21. Diagnosis: single nostril on each side of snout; mouth opening at level of upper border of eye; short gill rakers on 1st branchial arch; D:III,7; A:III,14-18; P:11-12; V:8 (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Associated with vegetation fringing flowing water. Feeds mainly on terrestrial insects (Ref. 6160) and seeds at the surface (Ref. 28714).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Lévêque, C., 1990. Cyprinidae. p. 269-361. In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux douces et saumâtres d'Afrique de l'Ouest. Tome I. Coll. Faune Tropicale n° XXVIII. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, and O.R.S.T.O.M., Paris, 384 p. (Ref. 2940)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 22 April 2020

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

FAO - Publication: search | FishSource |

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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00282 - 0.01229), b=3.02 (2.84 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  2.3   ±0.34 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .