Drepane africana, African sicklefish : fisheries

Drepane africana Osório, 1892

African sicklefish
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> Acanthuriformes (Surgeonfishes) > Drepaneidae (Sicklefishes)
Etymology: Drepane: Greek, drepane = sickle (Ref. 45335).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecología

; marino; salobre bentopelágico; rango de profundidad 10 - 75 m (Ref. 27000), usually 20 - 50 m (Ref. 81287). Tropical; 30°N - 17°S, 27°W - 13°E

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Eastern Atlantic: West African coast, from Senegal to Angola (Ref. 7350, 81287). Also reported from the Canary Islands, Cape Verde (Ref. 7350) and Mauritania (Ref. 5377).

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 45.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 1380); common length : 30.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 3609); peso máximo publicado: 750.00 g (Ref. 4883)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 8 - 9; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 17-18; Espinas anales 3; Radios blandos anales: 20 - 21. Diagnosis: body deep and strongly compressed, its anterior profile very steep up to dorsal-fin origin, and strongly compressed; head small; snout short; mouth small, terminal, strongly protrusible, with fleshy lips; teeth slender and pointed, set in bands in upper jaw; roof of mouth toothless; dorsal fin deeply notched; 1st dorsal fin spine small, forward-pointing and visible only in young individuals; pectorals falcate, very long, their tips almost reaching to caudal-fin base; hind margin of caudal fin slightly rounded; pelvic fins thoracic; scales finely ctenoid, covering body, bases of dorsal and anal fins and head, except snout and preopercle; preopercular margin denticulate; lateral line strongly arched (Ref. 81287). Coloration: silvery grey, darker on back, almost white on belly; sides with a series of 8 brown, more or less faded vertical bars, always more distinct in young individuals (Ref. 81287).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Neritic species (Ref. 7350). Essentially marine, often living in groups (Ref. 81287) over sandy and muddy bottoms (Ref. 2683), between 20 and 50 m depth, and entering coastal lagoons where sexual maturation begins (Ref. 81287). Feeds of fish eggs, benthic invertebrates and detritus (Ref. 28587).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

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Desoutter, M., 1990. Ephippidae. p. 834-836. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 7350)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 23 May 2012

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Pesquerías: escaso valor comercial
FAO - pesquerías: landings; Publication: search | FishSource |

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AFORO (otoliths) | Aquatic Commons | BHL | Cloffa | BOLDSystems | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes: Género, Especie | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | FAO - pesquerías: landings; Publication: search | Faunafri | Fishipedia | Fishtrace | GenBank: genome, nucleotide | GloBI | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Socotra Atlas | Árbol de la vida | Wikipedia: Go, búsqueda | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Expediente Zoológico

Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 19.2 - 28, mean 26.1 °C (based on 132 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01413 (0.00734 - 0.02718), b=2.98 (2.81 - 3.15), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.41 se; based on food items.
Resiliencia (Ref. 120179):  Medio, población duplicada en un tiempo mínimo de 1.4-4.4 años (K=0.13-0.25).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (56 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649):   (0 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.
Nutrients (Ref. 124155):  Calcium = 102 [55, 204] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.751 [0.454, 1.342] mg/100g ; Protein = 16.6 [15.5, 17.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.385 [0.180, 0.840] g/100g ; Selenium = 44.2 [19.5, 108.2] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 34.5 [10.2, 118.0] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.48 [0.92, 2.29] mg/100g (wet weight);