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Labeo barbatus  Boulenger, 1898

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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);  barbatus: From the Latin barbatus which means long beard, barbels; name refers to the two well-developed pairs of barbels (Ref. 12456).   More on author: Boulenger.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?; 5°N - 5°S

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Africa: lower and middle Congo River basin in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic (Ref. 26192).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 56.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26192)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Vertebrae: 33. Lips with transverse plicae on inner surface, eyes are superolateral, has two long pairs of barbels (Ref. 12456).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in middle and lower reaches of the Congo basin with rapid water flow (Ref. 26192).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Tshibwabwa, S.M. and G.G. Teugels, 1995. Contribution to the systematic revision of the African cyprinid fish genus Labeo: species from the Lower Zaire river system. J. Nat. Hist. 29:1543-1579. (Ref. 12456)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00308 - 0.01417), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (63 of 100) .