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Pseudobarbus burgi  (Boulenger, 1911)

Berg 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 ?; 31°S - 33°S

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Africa: Occurs in the Berg River system and Verlorenvlei Rivers, southwest Cape. Probably extinct in the Eerste River, Cape Province, South Africa (Ref. 2801). Decline caused by habitat deterioration and impact of introduced predatory species (Ref. 3881). Western Black Sea basin: from Kamchiya (Bulgaria) to Düzdere drainages (Turkey) (Ref. 59043).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 6 - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7248)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Usually found near vegetation except when the water is turbid. It can tolerate extreme conditions and survive in various habitats from small streams to large impoundments. Feeding habits varied in different seasons: for small fish benthic feeding during spring and midwater feeding during summer; larger fish fed on corixid bugs during summer but switched to chironomid larvae and zooplankton in winter. Capable of jumping when ascending rapids (Ref. 6465).

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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(iii,v))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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