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Polypterus ornatipinnis Boulenger, 1902
ORNATE BICHIR
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Polypterus ornatipinnis
Polypterus ornatipinnis
Ornate Bichir
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Polypterus ornatipinnis Boulenger , 1902

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Polypteriformes (Bichirs) > Polypteridae (Bichirs)
Etymology: Polypterus: Greek, poly = a lot of + Greek, pteron = wing, fin (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Boulenger .

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

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical; 26°C - 28°C (Ref. 1672 )

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Africa: Congo River basin in Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola (Ref. 3188 ) and Republic of Congo (Ref. 45477 ). Also reported from the Lake Rukwa drainage (Ref. 27292 ) and Lake Tanganyika basin (Ref. 4537 , 36901 , 54847 ).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3188 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9 - 11; Anal spines : 14-15. Subcylindrical body (Ref. 27292 , Ref. 36901 ). Upper and lower jaw of equal length (Ref. 36901 , Ref. 42907 ). Number of dorsal finlets: 9-11 (Ref. 42908 , Ref. 51884 ). Dorsal fin origin well behind pectoral fin (Ref. 4967 , Ref. 42873 ). Ganoid scales (Ref. 27292 , Ref. 42904 ): 58-65 lateral line scales, 38-44 scales around body, 22-27 predorsal scales (Ref. 2970 , Ref. 11970 , Ref. 42907 , Ref. 42908 ). Dorsal side grey-brown colored, marbled with clear whitish spots (Ref. 11970 ), the belly is white to yellowish (Ref. 27292 ). Head finely reticulated (Ref. 42873 , Ref. 42901 ). Fins with white spots alternating with dark spots, forming a continuous bar (Ref. 11970 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits calm waters of swamps and rivers (Ref. 11970 ). It feeds on worms and insect larvae when young, but takes larger food, mainly fish, when adult (Ref. 27292 ). It mainly hunts at night (Ref. 27292 ). In general they are more or less solitary fish and do not form schools (Ref. 27292 ).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Male starts with the balts and is the active partner (Ref. 1672 ). The male makes from the anal fin a sort of cup and the female lays the eggs in this cup (Ref. 1672 ). The male then spreads the eggs so that they attach, e.g., to plants.

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Gosse, J.-P. , 1984. Polypteridae. p. 18-29. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). Volume I. ORSTOM, Paris and MRAC, Tervuren. 410 p. (Ref. 3188 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 01 May 2009

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5002   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00479 (0.00204 - 0.01123), b=3.05 (2.84 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.7   ±0.60 se; Based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec=200-300). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .

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