Parakneria abbreviata  (Pellegrin, 1931)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gonorynchiformes (Milkfish) > Kneriidae (Shellears)

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: Kouilou (Ref. 81636) and Nyanga (Ref. 80297) basins (Republic of Congo), Ogooué (Gabon) (Ref. 81636), and rivers Guoro (Equatorial Guinea) (Ref. 68431) and Mvila (Cameroon) (Ref. 81636) in the Ntem basin. Report from the Lualaba (upper Congo basin) in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 89136) questionable as species is considered endemic to Lower Guinea (Ref. 81636).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81636)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9; Vertebrae: 37 - 38. Diagnosis: body depth 6.65-7.2 times in SL (Ref. 89136), 11.9-15.5% SL, with greatest depth at or slightly anterior to dorsal fin (Ref. 81636). Head length 4.1-4.8 times in SL (Ref. 89134, 89136), 17.9-22.7% SL (Ref. 81636). Snout length 2.65-3 times in HL (Ref. 89136). Eye dorsolateral (Ref. 81636, 89136), 3.85-4.8 times in HL, 1.4-1.8 times in snout length (Ref. 89134, 89136), 1.1-1.5 times in interorbital distance (Ref. 89136). Interorbital distance wide, 27.8-43.4% HL (Ref. 81636). Dorsal fin origin 1.15-1.2 times further from snout tip than from caudal fin origin; anal fin origin 1.85-2.15 times further from pelvic fin origin than from caudal fin origin (Ref. 89136). Pectoral fin enlarged and paddle-shaped (Ref. 81636), 4.5-5.1 times in SL (Ref. 89134, 89136), 0.9-0.95 times longer than head (Ref. 89136). Pelvic fin 6.2-7 times in SL, 1.35-1.5 times in HL (Ref. 89136). Both pectoral and pelvic fins fan out from body in the horizontal plane formed by the ventral surface (Ref. 81636). Caudal peduncle 1.4-1.7 times longer than deep (Ref. 89134, 89136).

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) .