Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Alestopetersius caudalis is known from Pool Malebo (Stanley Pool) and from the Lower and Central Congo River basin.
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Africa: Congo River basin.
  • 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)
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Africa.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

6.2 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 1877))
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This is a pelagic species.

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

pelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6.5 - 7.8; dH range: 20
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Alestopetersius caudalis

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: Alestopetersius caudalis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
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
This is a commercially harvested aquarium species.
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Least Concern (LC)
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
None known.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
  • Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott 1991 World fishes important to North Americans. Exclusive of species from the continental waters of the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Publ. (21):243 p.
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Wikipedia

Yellow-tailed African tetra

The Yellow-tailed African tetra comes from the Congo River basin. It is found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There is an unconfirmed report that it is also in the Republic of the Congo.

Nutrition[edit]

The Yellow Tail Tetra is an omnivore in the wild. It seems to have little difficulty in adjusting to normal aquarium foods.

Aquarium Water Conditions[edit]

Adult Yellow Tail Tetras will tolerate water up to 20 degrees DH although they do better in softer water. A temperature of 22-26 degrees C (72-79 degrees F) and a pH of between 6.5 and 7.5 is suitable.

Conservation Status[edit]

The IUCN Red List includes the Yellow Tail Tetra as a species of least concern. Changes in its wild population trend have not been identified.

Sources[edit]

IUCN Red list: http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/search

Fishbase: http://fishbase.org.cn/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?ID=11107&AT=African+tetra

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