Kneria sjolandersi  Poll, 1967

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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);  sjolandersi: The name is dedicated to Mr. David Sjölanders of the 1948-49 Angola Expedition of the Göteborg Museum (Ref. 11970).   More on author: Poll.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: only known from the type locality Rio Cubal and streams in the Serra da Chela mountains (part of the Cubal and possibly also Coroca River drainages) in Angola (Ref. 11970).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3565)

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Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 10 - 11. Diagnosis: body relatively compact, with short and wide head (body height 4.5-5.85 times and head length 4.25-5.7 times in SL); snout length 2.95-3.75 times in HL; eye small, its diameter 3.85-5.0 times in HL, 1.15-1.45 times in snout length; interorbital distance 2.75-3.15 times in HL; male opercular organ with small, concentric protuberances; dorsal fin origin slightly closer to caudal fin origin than to tip of snout and slightly behind pelvic fin origin; anal fin base 1-1.4 times further from pelvic fins than from caudal fin origin; pectoral fin 1-1.2 times and pelvic fin 1-1.15 times in HL; caudal peduncle short, less than 2 times longer than deep (Ref. 11970).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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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) .