Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Chrysichthys cranchii is known from throughout the Congo and Lualaba River system.
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Africa: found in large rivers throughout the Congo River system (Ref. 78218).
  • Risch, L.M. 1986 Bagridae. p. 2-35. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 3236)
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Congo-Lualaba River system, central Africa.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 1500 mm TL
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Max. size

150 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 3236)); max. published weight: 135.0 kg (Ref. 3236)
  • Risch, L.M. 1986 Bagridae. p. 2-35. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 3236)
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Chrysichthys cranchii is found only in lakes and large rivers, on rocky bottoms or between tree stumps or branches (Matthes 1964).

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

demersal; freshwater
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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
Although there are some possible threats to this species in different regions, due to its wide distribution the threats are not affecting the 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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