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Pseudobarbus burchelli  (Smith, 1841)

Burchell's redfin
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Pseudobarbus: Greek, pseudes = false + Latin, barbus = barbel (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Subtropical, preferred ?; 32°S - 35°S

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Africa: Breede River system, Cape Province, South Africa; also in the Nieuwejaar, Grashock and Kars Rivers to the west; Duivenhoks and Kaffirkuils Rivers to the east.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7248); max. reported age: 6 years (Ref. 12527)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits pools and deeper flowing stretches of larger tributary streams and mainstreams. Feeds on detritus and small organisms, usually taken from the bottom. Breeds in summer. Fry and juveniles form large shoals, adults occur in small groups. Due to the development of towns, agriculture and industry, the habitat of the species has been destroyed. Populations have also been eliminated by introduced predatory fishes (Ref. 7248).

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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)

  Critically Endangered (CR) (B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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