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Alestes liebrechtsii  Boulenger, 1898

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Alestidae (African tetras)
Etymology: Alestes: Greek, alestes, -oy = miller (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Boulenger.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: endemic to but widely distributed in the Congo River basin (Ref. 41594, 42019, 42510, 44840, 45616, 46233, 46253, 80450) in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 42019), Republic of Congo (Ref. 44840), Cameroon (Ref. 46233) and the Central African Republic (Ref. 80450). Report from the Malagarasi in Tanzania probably based on a misidentification (Ref. 42019).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42016)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal soft rays: 17 - 19. Diagnosis: very well developed adipose eyelid; 17-19 anal-fin rays (III, 14-16); 17-20 gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch; 39-43 lateral line scales; dorsal-fin origin at about same level of pelvic-fin insertions (Ref. 42019).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Omnivore; remnants of small fish, fruits (Ref. 4910), aquatic and terrestrial insects and vegetation (Ref. 4910, 41580) found in stomach. Found in schools, can frequently be seen jumping above water surface (Ref. 41594). Very similar to A. macrophthalmus (Ref. 42019, 42480).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Paugy, D., 1984. Characidae. p. 140-183. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ORSTOM, Paris and MRAC, Tervuren. Vol. 1. (Ref. 5331)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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