Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Anabantidae
Etymology: Ctenopoma: Greek, kteis, ktenos = comb + Greek, poma, -atos = cover (Ref. 45335).
The species Anabas oxyrhynchus Boulenger, 1902 is considered as valid in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. May 2011: Ref. 86870). It is treated here as a synoym of Ctenopoma weeksii Boulenger, 1896 following ICZN's decision to retain the name Ctenopoma weeksii based on the principle of priority (G. Boden, pers. comm).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.2 - 7.2; dH range: 4 - 15. Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 1672)
Africa: middle Congo River basin in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 1880, 41585, 41590, 46861). Also reported from the upper Congo (Ref. 106245).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41580)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Britz, R. and J.A. Cambray, 2001. Structure of egg surfaces and attachment organs in anabantoids. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 12(3):267-288. (Ref. 41595)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01820 (0.00772 - 0.04289), b=2.97 (2.76 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±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 to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .