Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Osteoglossiformes
(Bony tongues) > Mormyridae
Etymology: Cryptomyrus: Name from the Greek ‘kryptos’ for secret or hidden, referring to the rarity of these fishes in collections and the Greek ‘myros’ for a kind of fish, a suffix used in the names of many other mormyrid genera.; ogoouensis: The specific epithet is a Latinized noun in the genitive case and refers to the Ogooué River of Gabon (Ref. 113668).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.9 - 6.9. Tropical; 27°C - ? (Ref. 113668)
Africa: Ogowe River at Doumé Falls in Gabon (Ref. 113668).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 113668)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 31;
Vertebrae: 43. Diagnosis: Cryptomyrus ogoouensis is readily differentiated from its sole congener, C. ona, by the following characteristics: the possession of an anal-fin origin located well in advance of the dorsal fin, first dorsal ray above anal-fin ray 7 vs. first dorsal ray above anal-fin ray 3; a narrow caudal peduncle, its depth 5.1% of standard length vs. 6.0-6.8%; and lobes of caudal fin nearly as long as caudal peduncle, vs. markedly shorter (Ref. 113668).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Sullivan, J.P., S. Lavoué and C.D. Hopkins, 2016. Cryptomyrus: a new genus of Mormyridae (Teleostei, Osteoglossomorpha) with two new species from Gabon, West-Central Africa. ZooKeys 561:117-150. (Ref. 113668)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .