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Labeobarbus codringtonii  (Boulenger, 1908)

Upper Zambezi yellowfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Cyprininae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?; 11°S - 18°S

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Africa: Okavango and upper Zambezi systems (Ref. 7248). Very similar to the largescale yellowfish and may represent the same species (Ref. 7248).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 39.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7248); max. published weight: 3.2 kg (Ref. 2801)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Prefers fast water with rocky bottom and seldom occurs over sand or in aquatic vegetation (Ref. 13337). Feeds on aquatic insect larvae, crustaceans, mollusks and small fish (Ref. 13337).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Skelton, P.H., 1993. A complete guide to the freshwater fishes of southern Africa. Southern Book Publishers. 388 p. (Ref. 7248)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: ; gamefish: yes
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