Labeobarbus caudovittatus (Boulenger, 1902)
Labeobarbus caudovittatus
photo by Mertens, P.

 Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cyprininae
 Max. size:  80 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 6.5 - 7.5; dH range: 15
 Distribution:  Africa: middle and upper Congo River system from Pool Malebo (Ref. 44985) up to the Luapula (Ref. 95585), in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola and Zambia. Also in Lake Tanganyika (Ref. 41590) and associated rivers such as the Ruzizi (Ref. 27626). Further also known from the Ogowe and Nyanga basins in Gabon (Ref. 81639).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-15; Anal soft rays: 8-9. Diagnosis: mouth inferior; lips weakly or moderately developed; two pairs of well developed barbels, anterior pair about half as long as posterior pair which is about one eye diameter in length; last simple ray of dorsal fin flexible, not serrated, measuring 0.75x HL; lower jaw reaching to, or beyond, anterior margin of eye; black stripe on each lobe of caudal fin (Ref. 81639). Description: large species; lips moderately developed, lower lip continuous; scales with parallel striae; scale formula: 4.5-5.5/24 31/4.5/2/12; D: III-IV, 9; A: III, 5; P: 15-16; V: 10; lateral line complete; dorsal fin with concave border (Ref. 81639). Coloration: ground color olive dorsally, golden brown on flanks and belly; dorsal scales with dark basal marking; dorsal fin blackish proximally; prominent black bar along each caudal lobe (Ref. 81639).
 Biology:  Inhabits large rivers (Ref. 4967).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 22.06.94
 Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 27.09.04

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