Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Alestidae
Etymology: Brachypetersius: Greek, brachys = short + Peters, 1877, naturalist, expeditionary in Asia. More on author: Fowler.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
Africa: upper Lulua (Kasai drainage, middle Congo River basin), upper Lomami (middle Congo River basin) and right bank tributaries of the Lualaba River (upper Congo River basin), including the Elila and Luama (Ref. 42032), in Democratic Republic of the Congo. Also reported from Lake Tanganyika (Ref. 42032) but this is unconfirmed in other sources (e.g. Ref. 598, 6770).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42034)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00202 - 0.01186), b=3.12 (2.91 - 3.33), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .