Overview

Comprehensive Description

Duboisialestes tumbensis -

AMNH 238391, 5, 3 C&S;

  • Melanie L. J. Stiassny, Victor Mamonekene (2007): Micralestes (Characiformes, Alestidae) of the lower Congo River, with a description of a new species endemic to the lower Congo River rapids in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Zootaxa 1614, 17-29: 19-19, URL:http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:EFFDCA90-CD71-40DA-B0D1-5E2030D2D945
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Distribution

Range Description

Duboisialestes tumbensis is known from Pool Malebo (Stanley Pool) and the Lower Congo, from Leverville-Soa in the Kwenge River and from Lake Tumba.
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Africa.
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Africa: Congo basin.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

4.4 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 42032))
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Diagnostic Description

AMNH 238391, 5, 3 C&S;

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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
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Duboisialestes tumbensis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Barcode data: Alestopetersius tumbensis

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 tumbensis

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
Although there are threats to the species known, it is relatively widespread, and is thus listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
No information available.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Urbanisation at Pool Malebo (Stanley Pool) forms a problem in the region through sewage cast and lead toxicity, mainly coming from car oil and a lot of boat traffic. In Lake Tumba, the mean mesh size of the nets used in this lake are around 1 cm, possibly causing threats. All bigger fish in Lake Tumba seem to be disappeared. Lake Tumba does not produce fish any more. All the fishermen turned to agriculture themselves.
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Least Concern (LC)
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There is a project to organise the fishery in Pool Malebo.
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