Teleostei (teleosts) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Distichodontidae
Etymology: Distichodus: Greek, di = two + Greek, stix, stichos = line, row (Ref. 45335); teugelsi: Named in memory of the late Guy Teugels (1954-2003), the first promoter of the project that resulted in the collection of this species..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic; pH range: 4.2 - 4.5. Tropical
Africa: Léfini and Alima basins in Republic of Congo, and middle Congo River main course in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 78699).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78699); 5.7 cm SL (female)
Diagnosis: 2 rows of bicuspid teeth on upper jaw and only 1 row of bicuspid teeth on lower jaw; 16 scales around caudal peduncle; no series of spots on flanks (Ref. 78699).
Found in riparian or flooded forest; in shallow as well as deep areas; in acidic waters due to humic acids (Ref. 78699).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mamonekene, V. and E. Vreven, 2008. Distichodus teugelsi a new distichodontid from the middle Congo River basin, Africa (Characiformes: Distichodontidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 19(2):97-102. (Ref. 78699)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01549 (0.00634 - 0.03785), b=3.02 (2.83 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).