Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Africa: present in Bafing River in the upper Senegal basin and known from the upper Niger in Guinea (Ref. 2940, 81282).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2940)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Diagnosis: last simple dorsal ray ossified and as long as head in largest individuals, ossified at base, ossified portion shorter than head (60-85% of head length); lips poorly developed, without mental lobe; 9 dorsal fin branched rays; scale formula 3.5-4.5/23-26/4.5; 2 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 12 scales around caudal peduncle; 1-3/10-11 gill rakers on first gill arch (Ref. 2940, 81282).
Maximum TL was recorded at 20.5 cm (Ref. 2801). Affinities: sympatric with B. bynni occidentalis in Bafing and Upper Niger where they are easily distinguished by the # of scales or absence of the chin lobe. Compared to B. sacratus, B. petitjeani has less scales above the lateral line and a bit longer last simple dorsal-fin ray.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lévêque, C., 1990. Cyprinidae. p. 269-361. In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux douces et saumâtres d'Afrique de l'Ouest. Tome I. Coll. Faune Tropicale n° XXVIII. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, and O.R.S.T.O.M., Paris, 384 p. (Ref. 2940)
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=0.01202 (0.00568 - 0.02543), b=2.96 (2.79 - 3.13), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .