Bagrus urostigma  Vinciguerra, 1895

Somalia catfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Bagridae (Bagrid catfishes)
Etymology: Bagrus: Mozarabic, bagre, taken from Greek, pagros = a fish (Dentex sp.) (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical; 4°N - 0°N

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Africa: Guiba River (Juba River in Somalia).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 72.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52301)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal soft rays: 10 - 11. Head smooth above (Ref. 2988). Maxillary barbel reaching middle of adipose fin in the young and the end of the rayed dorsal in the adult; nasal barbel reaching anterior border of eye (Ref. 52301, Ref. 2988). External mandibular barbels reaching the branchial fissure; occipital processus reaching the interneural bone (Ref. 52301). Longest dorsal fin ray a little longer than head; distance between adipose and dorsal fin equals base of the latter; adipose fin twice as long as the distance between dorsal and adipose fin (Ref. 2988). Caudal fin forked, upper lobe slightly the longer (Ref. 52301, Ref. 2988). Pectoral spine very strong, prominent and strongly serrated (Ref. 36900) on inner side (Ref. 2988). Pelvic fins under last dorsal fin ray (Ref. 52301, Ref. 2988). Coloration: reddish brown above, yellowish white beneath and the caudal fin dotted with black (Ref. 36900, Ref. 2988).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Vinciguerra, D., 1895. Esplorazione del Giuba e dei suoi affluenti compiuta dal Cap. V. Bottego durante gli anni 1892-93 sotto gli auspicii della Società Geografica Italiana. Risultati zoologici. III. Pesci. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova 15(35):19-60. (Ref. 52301)

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 = 0.5005   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00413 - 0.02777), b=2.97 (2.74 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.9 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Assuming Fec>10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (60 of 100) .