Acapoeta tanganicae

Scientific name Acapoeta tanganicae
Descriptor Boulenger
Year of description 1900
IUCN category LC
Family Cyprinidae
Genus Acapoeta
Acapoeta tanganicae Acapoeta tanganicae

Introduction

Acapoeta tanganicae is a fresh water fish from the Africa.

This sheet is currently being prepared. The texts currently proposed come from our data model or are being drafted. To request priority for this content, you can write to us HERE.

Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    40 cm
  • Maximum size
    60 cm
  • Shape
    Oval
  • Average size
    40 cm
  • Maximum size
    60 cm
  • Shape
    Oval

How to recognize Acapoeta tanganicae ?

Acapoeta tanganicae measures between 40 and 60 cm.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous with alguivorous tendency
  • Sociability
    living in shoals
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

Acapoeta tanganicae is a fish living in shoals naturally found mid-depth and near surface. This species is omnivorous with alguivorous tendency .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

Acapoeta tanganicae is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    23 - 25 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    8 - 9
  • gh (hardness)
    8 - 18
  • Flow
    Slow

Biotope presentation

This animal evolves in areas characterized by a strong presence of vegetation (aquatic and marsh plants, decaying organic matter, roots...).

Fishkeeping

Not recommended

We do not recommend keeping this species in an aquarium. It has unpredictable needs which, if not met, generate significant stress, potentially leading to a shorter life expectancy, an interruption of its growth or the development of pathogens.

To go further

Species of the same family

To read on the web

Sources & Contributions

Participation & Validation

The Fishipedia team and specialist contributors are committed to providing high-quality content. However, although the information comes from scientific sources or testimonials from specialists, the cards may contain inaccuracies.

Patrick Chartrer

Patrick Chartrer

Benoit Chartrer

Benoit Chartrer

Translation

Translation done with the valuable contribution of our translators, who make this information available to a wider audience. We sincerely thank them for their commitment.

Bibliographic references

Preserving the tree of life of the fish family Cyprinidae in Africa in the face of the ongoing extinction crisis - Mariam Adeoba - Solomon G. Tesfamichael - Kowiyou Yessoufou - Canadian Science Publishing - 2019.

Phylogenetic classification of extant genera of fishes of the order Cypriniformes (Teleostei: Ostariophysi) - MILTON TAN - JONATHAN W. ARMBRUSTER - ZOOTAXA - 2018. 4476 (1): 006–039

PRESENCE OF ACAPOETA TANGANICAE (ACTINOPTERYGII: CYPRINIFORMES: CYPRINIDAE) WITHIN THE LAKE RUKWA CATCHMENT SUPPORTS HISTORIC RIVERINE CONNECTIVITY WITH LAKE TANGANYIKA - Martin J. GENNER - George F. TURNER - Alan SMITH - Semvua MZIGHANI - Benjamin P. NGATUNGA - Acta Ichthyologica Et Piscatoria - 2015. 10.3750/AIP2015.45.1.14

Interact with Fishipedia

To get in touch with our team or participate in our project.

Template and content © Fishipedia - Unauthorized reproduction without prior request - ISSN 2270-7247 - Last modification 09/11/2023

Species of the same family

Scientific partners

  • {{name}}

    {{#street_number}}{{street_number}}, {{/street_number}}{{#route}}{{route}}{{/route}}
    {{postal_code}} {{town}}

    {{#phone}}{{phone}}{{/phone}}{{^phone}}-{{/phone}}