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Labeobarbus compiniei  (Sauvage, 1879)

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

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: Lower Guinea endemic, present in the rivers of Gabon and the Republic of Congo (Ref. 81639).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 73.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2801)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal soft rays: 8. Diagnosis: mouth subterminal; lips weakly or moderately developed, very thick, lower lip with a mental lobe; two pairs of well-developed barbels, anterior pair shorter than posterior pair, the latter measuring 0.67x eye diameter; lower jaw not reaching to anterior margin of eye; 27-31 scales in lateral line; last simple ray of dorsal fin strong and ossified, not serrated, measuring at the most equal to head length; snout 2.5x HL; length of caudal peduncle 2x its height (Ref. 81639).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Lévêque, C. and J. Daget, 1984. Cyprinidae. p. 217-342. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ORSTOM, Paris and MRAC, Tervuren. Vol. 1. (Ref. 2801)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00776 (0.00248 - 0.02432), b=3.04 (2.79 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (63 of 100) .