Cromeria nilotica  Boulenger, 1901

Naked shellear
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gonorynchiformes (Milkfish) > Kneriidae (Shellears)
Etymology: Cromeria: Perhaps related to the prehistoric Stone Age in eastern England; for the stone implements found in Cromer but needs more data.   More on author: Boulenger.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: Upper White Nile basin in Sudan (Ref. 57474) and Ethiopia (Ref. 58460).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81276)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10; Vertebrae: 41 - 45. Diagnosis: pelvic fin origin well in front of anterior base of dorsal fin; preorbital stripe absent; caudal peduncle depth 10.1-12.9% of SL; dorsal precaudal fin fold more pronounced, reaching base of dorsal fin; 6-7 pectoral fin rays; 6 (rarely 7) pelvic fin rays; 3 (rarely 2) supernumerary rays in anal fin; 7 dorsal fin pterygiophores; 8+8 principal caudal fin rays; cephalic lateral line canals and supraorbital bone absent; parasphenoid slender, without foramina for internal carotid arteries; neural spine of 2nd vertebra long and slender, at least 2 times length of its vertebral centrum and similar in shape to subsequent neural spines (Ref. 57474).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Moritz, T., R. Britz and K.E. Linsenmair, 2006. Cromeria nilotica and C. occidentalis, two valid species of the African freshwater fish family Kneriidae (Teleostei: Gonorhynchiformes). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 17(1):65-72. (Ref. 57474)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

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 = 0.7500   [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), 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) .