Sicydium bustamantei Greeff, 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: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; amphidromous (Ref. 92840).   Tropical

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Eastern Atlantic: islands of Bioko, Sao Tome, Principe and Pagalu (= Annobon) in the Gulf of Guinea, up to altitudes of 1,200 m; might also occur in the Lobe and Kribi Rivers of Cameroon, but this requires confirmation (Ref. 79590).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 100.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79590)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10. Diagnosis: posterior tip of upper jaw extends to vertical level of anterior third, or half, of eye; single row of long, slender, unicuspid setiform teeth on upper jaw, 19-49 teeth on each half (left and right) of upper jaw, separated by median tubercle (Ref. 79590). Upper lip smooth (Ref. 57403, 79590), with an inner longitudinal furrow and a small, median tubercle (fleshy swelling)(Ref. 79590). Median notch in upper lip absent or small (Ref. 79590). 3 pores in preopercular canal; flanks with checker-board arrangement of small, light and dark patches (Ref. 57403, 79590).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Amphidromous endemics living as adults in clearwater streams from the rivers Lobe and Kribi, Southern Cameroon. Also from a stream located above several hundred meter high cascade of Rio Ilady, Bioko Island at an altitude of over 100m (Ref. 92840).

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Risch, L. and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde, 1979. On the West African species of the genera Sicydium Cuv. & Val. and Lentipes Gthr. Revue de Zoologie Africaine 93(4):882-900. (Ref. 89459)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 16 February 2009

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (70 of 100) .