Microctenopoma congicum, Congo ctenopoma : fisheries, aquarium

Microctenopoma congicum (Boulenger, 1887)

Congo ctenopoma
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> Anabantiformes (Gouramies, snakeheads) > Anabantidae (Climbing gouramies)
Etymology: Microctenopoma: Greek, mikros = small + Greek, kteis, ktenos = comb + Greek, poma = cover, operculum (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Boulenger.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ekologi

; sötvatten bentopelagisk; pH range: 6.8 - 7.8; dH range: ? - 25. Tropical; 23°C - 27°C (Ref. 2060)

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Africa: lower and central Congo River basin in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 1880, 4910, 41591, 45441, 106290), Republic of the Congo (Ref. 45477, 83895) and Central African Republic (Ref. 45441, 52070). Also in the Chiloango River in Cabinda (Angola) (Ref. 1880, 81650, 120641). Known from a single specimen from the Ogowe in Gabon (Ref. 1880, 81650). Also reported from the Lake Chad basin, but this has not been confirmed by verifiable specimens (Ref. 57414, 81650). Reports from the Aruwimi (middle Congo River basin, Democratic Republic of the Congo)(Ref. 41590, 82705) based on misidentified specimens of M. uelense (Ref. 26634).

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.2 cm SL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 57414); 5.5 cm SL (female)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 15 - 17; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 7-10; Taggstrålar i analfenan 9-11; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 9 - 12; Ryggkotor: 26 - 27. Diagnosis: 9-11 anal fin spines and 9-12 soft rays (Ref. 57414, 81650), 15-17 dorsal fin spines (Ref. 81650). Flanks and unpaired fins mottled or bearing 6-8 dark vertical, narrowly separated bars; eye diameter 3-3.5 times into head length (Ref. 57414). Interorbital space wide, 2.9-3.4 times in head length; in adults, subopercle usually serrated and caudal fin squared; caudal peduncle developed; breeding males never marked with orange (Ref. 81650).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Facultative air-breathing (Ref. 126274)

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Builds bubble nests.

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator | Medarbetare

Norris, S.M., 2003. Anabantidae. p. 691-707. In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux douce et saumâtres de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, Tome 2. Coll. Faune et Flore tropicales 40. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgique, Museum National d'Histoire Naturalle, Paris, France and Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Paris, France. 815 p. (Ref. 57414)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 14 August 2018

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Fiskeri: ; Akvarium: Kommersiell
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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804):  PD50 = 0.5002   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00513 (0.00202 - 0.01299), b=3.05 (2.83 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resiliens (Ref. 120179):  Hög, lägsta populationsfördubblingstid mindre än 15 månader (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100).
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.