Kneria maydelli  Ladiges & Voelker, 1961

Cunene kneria
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gonorynchiformes (Milkfish) > Kneriidae (Shellears)
Etymology: Kneria: From Kner, that studied fishes in the Imperial Museum of Vienna, with Jean Natterer (1817) (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 15°S - 17°S

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Africa: endemic to the Cunene River system in Angola and Namibia (Ref. 52193).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7248)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. Diagnosis: opercular organ (lamellar part) overlying anterior part of lateral line; body depth 6.5 times, head length 5.3 times in total length; snouth length equal to eye diameter, 3.5 times in head length; snout smooth, males often with tubercles on cheeks or around eyes; operular organ much larger than eye (Ref. 88971). Dorsal fin origin slightly before midpoint of head and caudal fin base (Ref. 7248, 52193, 88971). Anal fin origin slightly before midpoint of pelvic fins and caudal fin base; body yellowish brown, with a lateral band made up of darkbrown spots, dorsally and ventrally bordered by a pale zone; back and belly with rows of irregular shaped spots; 3-4 overlapping dark spots on caudal fin base; black spot at base of pectoral and pelvic fins; caudal fin without color pattern; 1st and 2nd ray of dorsal and anal fin blackish (Ref. 88971).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Poll, M., 1984. Kneriidae. p. 129-133. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ORSTOM, Paris and MRAC, Tervuren. Vol. 1. (Ref. 3565)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .