Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Claroteidae
(Claroteid catfishes) > Auchenoglanidinae
Etymology: Notoglanidium: Greek, noton = back + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish; diminutive (Ref. 45335); akiri: Named in honour of P.J. Akiri, collector of the type specimens (Ref. 94168).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Africa: Niger Delta and the neighbouring New Calabar River, Bonny River and Imo River in southern Nigeria (Ref. 7324, 50225, 57126, 94168).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 50225)
soft rays: 10 - 13;
Vertebrae: 36. Diagnosis: Notoglanidium akiri differs from other species in the genus in having: an average interorbital distance, 24.1-32.8% of head length vs. smaller in N. boutchangai, N. depierrei, N. pallidum and N. pembetadi, and larger in N. maculatum and N. thomasi; a large eye diameter, 6.6-10.5% of head length vs. smaller in N. maculatum and N. pallidum; a deep adipose fin, 4.7-7.3% of standard length vs. less deep in other species except N. macrostoma and N. walkeri; an average combined premaxillary tooth plate width, 22.0-26.1% of head length vs. broader in N. boutchangai and N. macrostoma and smaller in allother species except N. depierrei and N. pembetadi; only seven soft branched dorsal-fin rays, vs. more than 8 in N. depierrei, N. maculatum, N. pallidum, N. pembetadi, N. thomasi and N. walkeri; and a high dorsal-fin spine length, 9.8-12.8% of standard length vs. shorter in all other species except N. macrostoma (Ref. 94168).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Geerinckx, T., E. Vreven, M. Dierick, L.V. Hoorebeke and D. Adriaens, 2013. Revision of Notoglanidium and related genera (Siluriformes: Claroteidae) based on morphology and osteology. Zootaxa 3691(1):165-191. (Ref. 94168)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
Endangered (EN) (B1ab(i,ii,iii,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,v)); Date assessed: 30 April 2006
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00512 - 0.01780), b=2.98 (2.81 - 3.15), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 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 (12 of 100) .