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Pseudobarbus quathlambae  (Barnard, 1938)

Maluti minnow
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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 ?; 31°S - 33°S

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Africa: Headwater streams of the Orange River in Lesotho. Type locality is the Umkomazana River in Natal, but not recorded there since the 1930s. Protected within the Sehlabathebe National Park.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7248)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in pools and riffles of clear streams. Feeds on aquatic insects. Breeds in summer, laying eggs in crevices and between cobbles and pebbles. Juveniles form shoals in large pools and in side channels. Adults are solitary or occur in small groups (Ref. 7248).

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

Eggs are non-adhesive and are deposited midchannel in riffles above pools after an increase in flow. They may be fractional spawners, with few ova being shed per mating.

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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)

  Endangered (EN) (B2ab(ii,iii,v))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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