Reticulated knifefish

Papyrocranus afer

Papyrocranus afer (Reticulated knifefish)
Distribution
Distribution map: Papyrocranus afer (Reticulated knifefish)

least concern



Habitat
Temperature:
S23.3-28.0 °C
Salinity:
Sfresh water
Photoperiod:
no data found yet
Substrate:
Sinsufficient data
Trophic level:
not investigated by us yet
Growth
Length:
not investigated by us yet
Weight:
not investigated by us yet
Maturity:
no data found yet
Malformations:
no data found yet
Morphology:
not investigated by us yet
Swimming
Home range:
no data found yet
Depth:
Sinsufficient data
Speed:
not investigated by us yet
Migration:
Sinsufficient data
Type:
not investigated by us yet
Reproduction
Nest building:
no data found yet
Courtship:
no data found yet
Mating type:
no data found yet
Fecundity:
not investigated by us yet
Brood care:
no data found yet
Social behaviour
Aggregation:
Ssolitary
Organisation:
not investigated by us yet
Aggression:
Sinsufficient data
Handling
Farming frequency:
6,102 t/year 2018
Farming stress:
no data found yet
Slaughter protocol:
no data found yet

Farming remarks

Papyrocranus afer
Li0  ❘  Po0  ❘  Ce0

Papyrocranus afer is a freshwater species that inhabits rivers and lakes of the tropical West Africa. P. afer's natural populations are endangered due to overfishing, industrialisation, anthropogenic activities, and collection as ornamental FISHES for aquaria. Culture of P. afer has become popular to supply food for the local communities as well as to protect the natural populations by supplying the demand of this species as ornamental fish. However, very little is know about its culture conditions and more research needs to be done in all criteria, both for farming conditions and wild environment.

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