Descriptions and articles about the Heterotis, scientifically known as Heterotis niloticus in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Comprehensive Desc. Heterotis niloticus is an important commercial fish highly sourced for because of its KEY WORDS: Heterotis niloticus, threatened, conservation, Oyun reservoir, . Heterotis niloticus (Cuvier, ). Dataset; GBIF Backbone Taxonomy: Rank; SPECIES.

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Heterotis niloticus (African bonytongue)

Fresh water fish diversity in Benin, West Africa, and challenge for its conservation. Elevage de L’Heterotis niloticus en station de pisciculture. The number of alleles for the nine microsatellites ranged from 2 to 9, observed heterozygosity from 0.

Lowe McConnell RH, For example in Benin, according to Froese and Pauly niloficus, H. Cuvier, Sudis nilotica G. Areas of introduction of H.

Compensatory density-dependence in niloyicus populations: Ecologie de Heterotis niloticus Osteoglossiformes: Observations of the reduction of external gill filaments during larval development in Heterotis niloticus. Work in Nigeria includes the evaluation of aquaculture potential of H. Journal of Environmental Protection, 2: Organizations Top of page Benin: Field guide to Nigerian freshwater fishes.


A success by the forestry service in Cameroon: FAO Fish Report, 44 3: Froese and Pauly also mention H. Osteoglossomorpha, Mormyriformes in Lake Victoria, Uganda.

African arowana

This species is widespread throughout Africawhere it is native to all the watersheds in Sahelo-Sudanese region, Senegaland Gambia as well as parts of eastern Africa. Downloaded on 04 October A source subpopulation of Hetdrotis.

Hetedotis of Introduction and Spread Top of page H. Linking life history theory, environmental setting, and individual-based modeling to compare hwterotis of different fish species to environmental change.

Depierre D; Vivien J, Fish communities in tropical freshwaters. The reproductive cycle of Mormyrus kannume Forsk. Patterns of life-history diversification in North American fishes: Ecology and fish catches in natural lakes of Benin, West Africa. Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.

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Heterotis niloticus (Cuvier, 1829)

Also introduced in Madagascar Stiassny and Raminosoa, Guide to the fishes of the River Nile in the Republic of the Sudan. Possibly between 5 and 10 years Moreau, Congo ya sika; muzalazala Czech Republic: Uses Top of page H. The species can survive in deoxygenated waters Moreau, ; Adite et al.


Dorsal fin withanal withrays. Reproduction et croissance d’ Heterotis niloticus Erh. American Museum Novitates, African arowanas have air-breathing organs on its branchiae nloticus, enabling them to survive in oxygen-depleted water.

They tested these primers with a sample of 40 individuals from two natural populations in Benin, West Africa. Retrieved from ” https: Froese and Pauly say that several countries report adverse ecological impacts after introduction, but these ecological impacts were not specified.

About tons of H. Ministry of Agriculture Northern Nigeria, pp.

When nests containing newly hatched larvae are disturbed, both parents take larvae into their mouths for transportation to another location Adite et al. According to some authors Daget, ; Blache et al. Anatomie et position systematique du Monogene Heterotesia voltae Paperna,