Overview

Comprehensive Description

General Description

From Boulenger (1909, pp. 86-87)

Depth of body 2½ to 3 times in total length, length of head 4 3/4 to 5 times; back gibbose, with convex outline in front of dorsal and concave outline on nape. Head as long as deep, with convex upper and concave lower profile; snout short, 1/4 to 1/3 length of head; mouth terminal or subinferior, its width 1/4 to 1/3 length of head, below level of eye; chin with a strong globular swelling ; teeth extremely minute, almost hidden in the thick gums, truncate or slightly notched, 3 in upper jaw, 6 in lower; nostrils in posterior half of the snout, posterior a little lower down than anterior, which is on a level with centre of eye; eye moderate, 2/3 to 3/4 length of snout or interorbital width. Dorsal 38-40, 1 2/3 to 1¾ times length of anal, its length equaling its distance from head. Anal 25-27, originating below 12th or 13th ray of dorsal, a little nearer base of ventral than base of caudal. Pectoral pointed, a little shorter than head, 1½ to 1 2/3 times length of ventral, extending a little beyond base of latter. Caudal scaled in its basal two-thirds, with pointed lobes. Caudal peduncle 3 times as long as deep, 4/5 length of head. 61-68 scales in lateral line, 20-21 / 20-21 in transverse series on body, 12-14 / 13-14 in transverse series between dorsal and anal, 12 round caudal peduncle. Yellowish.

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Distribution

Range Description

Cypomyrus wilverthi is known from Pool Malebo (Stanley Pool) and from the Lower and Central Congo River basin.
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Central Africa.
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Africa: Congo basin (Ref. 3203).
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widespread in major waterways of Congo Basin. See Fishbase for museum records and localities.

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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

26.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 42476))
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This is a demersal species.

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

demersal; freshwater
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Hippopotamyrus wilverthi

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Hippopotamyrus wilverthi

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Moelants, T.

Reviewer/s
Brummett, R., Mbe Tawe, A.N., Dening Touokong, C., Reid, G.M., Snoeks, J. Staissny, M., Moelants, T., Mamonekene, V., Ndodet, B., Ifuta, S.N.B., Chilala, A., Monsembula, R., Ibala Zamba, A., Opoye Itoua, O., Pouomogne, V., Darwall, W. & Smith, K.

Contributor/s

Justification
The species is widespread or without major threats throughout the Central Africa assessment region and is assessed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
No information available.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
None known.
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Least Concern (LC)
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
None known.
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