Schilbe marmoratus Boulenger, 1911

Shoulderspot catfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Schilbeidae (Schilbid catfishes)
Etymology: marmoratus: Named for the origin of the type material of this species, originating from the Congo Basin (Ref. 43912).  More on author: Boulenger.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 6.0 - 7.5; dH range: ? - 20.   Tropical; 24°C - 26°C (Ref. 2059)

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Africa: Chiloango basin in Angola (Cabinda enclave) and Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the middle and upper Congo River basin including Pool Malebo (= Stanley Pool) and the drainages of the Ubangi and Kasai (Ref. 43912, 78218). Probably absent from the Chad basin (Ref. 43912).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3570)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1. Diagnosis: adipose fin always absent; head rounded; lower jaw shorter than upper jaw; nasal barbel at least reaching to anterior border of opercle; inner side of pectoral spine feebly serrated; particular coloration characterized by irregularly marbled pattern; caudal and anal fin almost continuous (Ref. 43912).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Confined to lakes and rivers of moderate size; forest species which is often found in small forest waters; mainly carnivorous (Ref. 43912). Oviparous, eggs are unguarded (Ref. 205).

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Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

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De Vos, L., 1986. Schilbeidae. p. 36-53. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 3570)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 16 February 2009

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Fisheries: ; aquarium: commercial
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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=0.00589 (0.00272 - 0.01274), b=3.01 (2.82 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Assuming fec > 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.