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Nannopetersius mutambuei  Wamuini Lunkayilakio & Vreven, 2008

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Actinoptérygiens (poissons à nageoires rayonnées) > Characiformes (Characins) > Alestidae (African tetras)
Etymology: Nannopetersius: Latin, nannus = small + Peters, 1877, naturalist, expeditionary in Asia;  mutambuei: This species is dedicated to Professor Mutambue Shango, who collected fishes from the Inkisi River basin in 1985 and 1986 and deposited them at the MNHN and MRAC (Ref. 79819).

Environnement / Climat / Gamme Écologie

; eau douce benthopélagique.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: only known from the Inkisi River upstream of Sanga dam (lower Congo River basin), in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 79819).

Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 79819)

Description synthétique Morphologie | Morphométrie

Épines dorsales (Total): 0; Rayons mous dorsaux (Total): 10; Épines anales 0; Rayons mous anaux: 25 - 27. Diagnosis: Nannopetersius mutambuei is distinguished from its two congeners by the following combination of characters: lateral line with 28-30 scales and 27-30 pored scales, vs. 30-35 and 32-35 in N. ansorgii and 28-33 and 27-33 in N. lamberti; 5.5-6.5 scales between the origin of the dorsal fin and the lateral line, vs. 6.5 in N. ansorgii and 6.5-7.5 in N. lamberti; 10-13 gill rakers on the ceratobranchial of the first branchial arch, vs. 14-17 in N. ansorgii and 10-12 in N. lamberti; length of caudal peduncle 135.7-151.9% of its depth, vs. caudal peduncle nearly as long as deep in N. ansorgii and N. lamberti; snout length 26.6-29.2% of head length, vs. 18.4-23.0% in N. lamberti; eye diameter 31.7-39.6% of head length, vs. 46.0-56.2% in N. lamberti; and no broad dark band in life, however present in preserved specimens, and no additional black spots on caudal and distal blackish band on anal fin, vs. a faint dark medio-lateral band, in preserved specimens, hardly visible anteriorly but better marked on the caudal fin and no additional black spots on caudal and anal fin in N. ansorgii, and a broad, black, medio-lateral band in life as well as preserved specimens, distal part of both upper and lower caudal-fin lobe with a black spot and distal margin of anal fin blackish in N. lamberti (Ref. 79819).

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

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Wamuini Lunkayilakio, S. and E. Vreven, 2008. Nannopetersius mutambuei (Characiformes: Alestidae), a new species from the Inkisi River basin, Democratic Republic of Congo. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters 19(4):367-376. (Ref. 79819)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 115185)

  Non évalué 

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme

  Harmless




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