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Biology

Maximum TL was recorded at 24.5 cm (Ref. 7094). Inhabits open water and fringing vegetation. Feeds on Caridina and fish fry (Ref. 28714).
  • Gosse, J.-P. and E.J. Coenen 1990 Distichodontidae. p. 237-260. In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux douces et saumâtres de l'Afrique de l'Ouest. Tome I. Coll. Faune Tropicale n° XXVIII. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren and O.R.S.T.O.M., Paris, 384 p. (Ref. 2936)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=2936&speccode=5254 External link.
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Distribution

Africa: Nile, Chad basin, and Bénoué.
  • Gosse, J.-P. and E.J. Coenen 1990 Distichodontidae. p. 237-260. In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux douces et saumâtres de l'Afrique de l'Ouest. Tome I. Coll. Faune Tropicale n° XXVIII. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren and O.R.S.T.O.M., Paris, 384 p. (Ref. 2936)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=2936&speccode=5254 External link.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 250 mm TL
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Max. size

25.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 28714))
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Diagnostic Description

Body depth 4.7-6.2, head length 3.1-3.8 x SL. Caudal peduncle 1.5-2 x longer than high. Head 2.9-3.5 longer than wide. Pointed snout, shorter than post ocular part. Eye diameter 4-7x of head length. Silvery or grayish body with dark lateral band undulating on the sides under the lateral line. Dorsal fin gray or light yellow, caudal fin bright yellow with black oblong spots.
  • Gosse, J.-P. and E.J. Coenen 1990 Distichodontidae. p. 237-260. In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux douces et saumâtres de l'Afrique de l'Ouest. Tome I. Coll. Faune Tropicale n° XXVIII. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren and O.R.S.T.O.M., Paris, 384 p. (Ref. 2936)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=2936&speccode=5254 External link.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

pelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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