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Schilbe banguelensis (Boulenger, 1911)

Golden barbel
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Schilbeidae (Schilbid catfishes)
Etymology: banguelensis: Referring to the type locality of the species, Lake Bangweulu (Ref. 43912).  More on author: Boulenger.

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

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Africa: Lake Mweru system, Luapula River, Lake Bangwelu system and Chambezi River (upper Congo River basin) in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia (Ref. 43912).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 59.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3570); max. published weight: 3.0 kg (Ref. 43912)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1. Diagnosis: adipose fin always present; head rounded; anterior nostrils closer to each other than are posterior ones; snout reaching beyond lower jaw; inner side of pectoral spine feebly serrated; nasal barbel always reaching beyond posterior eye border and sometimes extremely long developed (Ref. 43912).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Possibly reaches twice the maximum size reported and a weight of more than 5 kg; predominantly piscivorous, larger specimens feeding exclusively on fish; in Lake Mweru omnivorous with a piscivorous and sarcophagous tendency; probably reproduces during the rainy season (Ref. 43912). Oviparous, eggs are unguarded (Ref. 205).

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Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

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De Vos, L., 1995. A systematic revision of the African Schilbeidae (Teleostei, Siluriformes). With an annotated bibliography. Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Centr., Sci. Zool., 271:1-450. (Ref. 43912)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 16 February 2009

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00446 - 0.01623), b=3.06 (2.89 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Assuming fec > 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (51 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.