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Enneacampus ansorgii  (Boulenger, 1910)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Syngnathiformes (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathinae
Etymology: Enneacampus: Greek, ennea = nine times + Greek, kampe = curvature (Ref. 45335).

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

Freshwater; brackish; demersal; pH range: 7.0 - 7.5; dH range: 10 - 18.   Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 1672)

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Africa: western coast of Africa from the Gambia river drainage (Gambia) to the Cuanza river (Angola) (Ref. 4127, 81680).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81680)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 22-29; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 2 - 3. Diagnosis: 11-15 (median 13) pectoral fin rays; head length 8.4-10.8 (mean 9.4) times in SL (Ref. 57226, 81680). Snout tubular, relatively short (Ref. 57226), ratio head length/snouth length 2.0-2.8 (mean 2.5)(Ref. 57226, 81680).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults occur in coastal rivers and streams (Ref. 4127, 81680), and swamps (Ref. 57226, 81680). Seems confined to fresh water habitats and breeds in fresh water (Ref. 81680). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). Feeds (mainly) on copepods (Ref. 81680). Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Dawson (1981) reported 17-36 postlarvae in the brood pouch of males of 75.5-82.5 mm SL; a larger male (MRAC 143259: 136.4 mm SL) caught in December 1964, in a swampy area about 200 m from the coast of Bioko Island (formerly Fernando Poo), has its brood pouch filled with several hundred postlarvae (Ref. 81680).

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Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch (Ref. 205).

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Dawson, C.E., 1986. Syngnathidae. p. 281-287. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 4127)

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 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00049 (0.00021 - 0.00113), b=3.10 (2.91 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 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 (13 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.