Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Alestidae
Etymology: Bryconaethiops: Greek, bryko = to bite+ Aethiops, region in North east Africa (Ref. 45335). More on author: Boulenger.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical; 23°C - 26°C (Ref. 12468)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4967)
soft rays: 19 - 22. Diagnosis: 6.5-7.5 scales in transverse row between lateral line and dorsal fin origin; 10 scales around caudal peduncle; 33-36 lateral line scales (Ref. 74421, 80290). Eye diameter/head length 36-50% (Ref. 80290) or 35.6-46.8 (Ref. 74421). 17-19 (Ref. 80290) or 16-19 (Ref. 74421) anal fin branched rays.
Africa: Cameroon (Ref. 5331, 80920), Gabon (Ref. 80920) and Congo River basin from the Lower Congo to the Lualaba (Ref. 74421). Report from Malagarasi in Tanzania (Ref. 4967) is erroneous.
Inhabits rivers (Ref. 4967).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eccles, D.H., 1992. FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Field guide to the freshwater fishes of Tanzania. Prepared and published with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (project URT/87/016). FAO, Rome. 145 p. (Ref. 4967)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01230 (0.00558 - 0.02710), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), based on LWR estimates for this Family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .