Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical; 4°S - 5°S
Africa: Pool Malebo (=Stanley Pool), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 51287, 78218).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3236)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 43 - 44. An extremely slender body (Ref. 51287). Both jaws with conical teeth; lower jaw with only a single short row of 8-10 fine sharp conical teeth (Ref. 51287). Pectoral fin with a flexible spine and 11 rays (Ref. 51287). First branched ray of pectoral and pelvic fins distinctly longer than other rays (Ref. 51287). An elongate caudal peduncle (Ref. 51287). Caudal vertebrae more numerous than abdominal vertebrae; 17 peduncular vertebrae (Ref. 51287).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Roberts, T.R., 2003. Systematics and osteology of Leptoglaninae a new subfamily of the African catfish family Amphiliidae, with descriptions of three new genera and six new species. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 54(5):81-132. (Ref. 51287)
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
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±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 vulnerability (22 of 100) .