Sicydium brevifile  Ogilvie-Grant, 1884

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Sicydiinae
Etymology: Sicydium: Greek, sika, sikya = cucumber ; diminutive (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 92840).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: in most drainage basins along the Gulf of Guinea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4343)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Diagnosis: posterior tip of upper jaw extending to below posterior margin of eye or beyond; 60 or more teeth in 2 rows in upper jaw, not separated by median tubercle (Ref. 57403).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Larvae ascend rivers, adults in freshwater (Ref. 4343). Amphidromous endemics living as adults in clearwater streams of the volcanic islands in the Gulf of Guinea and of Mount Cameroob streams in Western Cameroon (Ref. 92840).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Maugé, L.A., 1986. Gobiidae. p. 358-388. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 4343)

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 = 0.5000   [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 (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .