Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Africa: limited to the coastal basins of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia (Ref. 2940, 81282). Also reported from Nipoué River, Côte d'Ivoire (Ref. 272, 2940).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2801)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13 - 15. Diagnosis: body depth 3.8-4.8x and head length 3.5-4.0x SL; eye diameter 2.8-3.8x head length; scale formula 7.5/39-43/4.5; 7.5 scales between lateral line and dorsal fin origin; 39-43 scales in longitudinal series; 14 scales around caudal peduncle; 8 dorsal-fin branched rays; 10-12 anal-fin branched rays (Ref. 2940, 81282).
Affinities: meristic characters close to R. nigeriensis (with more number of branched rays; shorter head length and mouth). Maximum TL was recorded at 15.5 cm (Ref. 2801).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lévêque, C., 2003. Cyprinidae. p. 322-436. In D. Paugy, C. Lévêque and G.G Teugels (eds.) The fresh and brackish water fishes of West Africa Volume 1. Coll. faune et flore tropicales 40. Institut de recherche de développement, Paris, France, Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris, France and Musée royal de l'Afrique Central, Tervuren, Belgium, 457p. (Ref. 81282)
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=0.00575 (0.00265 - 0.01251), b=3.04 (2.86 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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 (27 of 100) .