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Chelon bandialensis  (Diouf, 1991)

Diassanga Mullet
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Mugiliformes (Mullets) > Mugilidae (Mullets)
Etymology: Chelon: Greek, chelone = turtle (Ref. 45335);  bandialensis: The epithet bandialensis indicates the species is from the Bandiala channel, the main arm of the Sine Saloum estuary in Senegal where the species was first collected (Ref. 89987).

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

Marine; brackish; demersal; oceanodromous (Ref. 89987); depth range 0 - ? m.   Tropical; 15°N - 9°N, 18°W - 13°W (Ref. 89987)

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Africa: eastern central Atlantic Ocean and coastal waters of Senegal, Gambia and Guinea Bissau (Ref. 89987).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 57.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 28587)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Robust and rounded body. Head profile pointed, alike L. dumerili. HL about 23% SL. Adipose tissue forming a single small rim around the eye. Upper lip's thickness about 1/3 the eye diameter. Lower lip with a thin rim. Anterior edge of the upper jaw reaches the vertical limit of the anterior eye rim. Back silverish blue-grey, sides pale to silver-white with seven longitudinal grey lines. Anal and dorsal fins yellow. Caudal fin yellow with a black edge (Ref. 28587).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximal length observed during the redescription is 43.9 cm SL (Ref. 89987). It seems to be a rare and large species throughout its distribution; only specimens > 25 cm were observed so far (Ref. 89987). It status for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is recommended as "Data Deficient" (Ref. 89987).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Harrison, Ian | Collaborators

Diouf, P.S., 1991. Guide de détermination rapide des mulets des estuaires sénégalais. Doc. Sci. Cent. Rech. Océanogr. Dakar-Thiaroye (129):1-13. (Ref. 44663)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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):  PD50 = 0.5005   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00471 - 0.02436), b=2.97 (2.80 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.5   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (59 of 100) .