Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Schilbeidae
Etymology: bocagii: Named for the collector of the type material, Dr. W. J. Ansorge (Ref. 43912).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical; 7°S - 11°S
Africa: lower Quanza River (Ref. 43912, 120641) and Bengo River in Angola (Ref. 43912).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43912)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 1. Diagnosis: adipose fin always present; head rounded to more or less rectangular; posterior nostrils closer to each other than are the anterior ones; lower jaw shorter, reaching as far as or slightly beyond upper jaw; eye position variable, eye center situated at level of mouth corner or just above it; inner side of pectoral spines feebly serrated; dorsal spine 11-13.4% SL, pectoral pine 10.4-16% SL; 43-53 branched anal fin rays; 41-45 non-fused vertebrae; 10-17 gill rakers on lower part of anterior arch (Ref. 43912).
Oviparous, eggs are unguarded (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).
De Vos, L., 1995. A systematic revision of the African Schilbeidae (Teleostei, Siluriformes). With an annotated bibliography. Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Centr., Sci. Zool., 271:1-450. (Ref. 43912)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [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
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Assuming fec > 10,000).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100).