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Pareutropius debauwi (Boulenger, 1900)

African glass catfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Schilbeidae (Schilbid catfishes)
Etymology: Pareutropius: Greek, par = beside, near + Greek, eu = well + Greek, tropis = keel, in reference to the compressed body of the fish;  debauwi: From the Latin "vittatus" (covered with stripes), referring to the colour pattern of the species (Ref. 43912).  More on author: Boulenger.

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

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical; 3°N - 13°S

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Africa: rivers Rembo Ngove, Nyanga (Gabon)(Ref. 81643), Ogooué (Gabon and Republic of Congo), Kouilou (Republic of Congo) and Chiloango (Angola)(Ref. 78218, 81643), and throughout the Congo River basin except for the Zambian Congo (Ref. 78218).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 6.5  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81643)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 4-6. Diagnosis: single pair of mandibular barbels; 4-5 (exceptionally 6) branched dorsal fin rays; 30-54 branched anal fin rays; no dark oblique band (from posterior border of operculum to above anus), no dark spots on caudal lobes, dorsal dark band continues onto caudal fin (Ref. 43912, 81643). 7-8 (rarely 9) branchiostegal rays on one side of head; base of anal fin marked by small dark line (Ref. 43912).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Riverine species with gregarious habits, confined to large as well as moderate and small water systems (Ref. 43912). Forms schools (Ref. 6868). Carnivorous with insectivorous preference; reproduction probably coincides mainly with flood periods (Ref. 43912). Oviparous, eggs are unguarded (Ref. 205). Maximum total length recorded 148 mm (Ref. 43912, 81643).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

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De Vos, L., 1995. Results of a systematic revision of African schilbeids at the species level. p.113-364. In L. De Vos. A systematic revision of the African Schilbeidae (Teleostei, Siluriformes) with an annotated bibliography, Chapter 3. Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Centr. Zool. vol. 271. (Ref. 33556)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 16 February 2009

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Fisheries: ; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [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   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming fec < 100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.