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Labeo ruddi  Boulenger, 1907

Silver labeo
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Labeo: Latin, labeo = one who has large lips (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Boulenger.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.0 - ? ; dH range: 10 - 15; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical; 23°C - 27°C (Ref. 2059), preferred ?; 13°S - 26°S

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Africa: within the drainage basin of the Limpopo and Incomati, as well as the Cunene (Ref. 7248) but not in the Pongolo.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7248); max. published weight: 1.0 kg (Ref. 7248)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Habitat preference is warm middle and low veldt streams and larger pools over muddy bottoms (Ref. 1440). Feeds on organic sediments. Moves up rain-swollen rivers to breed (Ref. 7248).

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Reid, G.M., 1985. A revision of African species of Labeo (Pisces: Cyprinidae) and a re-definition of the genus. Verlag von J. Cramer, Braunschweig. 322 p. (Ref. 1440)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Gamefish: yes
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