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Labeo macrostoma  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);  macrostoma: From the Greek macros meaning big, large and stoma meaning mouth (Ref. 12456).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?; 0° - 10°S

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Africa: lower Congo River basin in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 26192). Also reported from Stanley-Pool (Ref. 2801). Other reports (Cameroon, Kwango and Kasai rivers in Angola, Aruwimi, middle Congo River and Kasai in Congo DR) are questionable and need confirmation. Mostly in rapid water habitats, e.g. cataracts of Yelala and Kinsuka.

Size / Weight / Age

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

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Vertebrae: 32. Lips with transverse plicae on inner surface; upper edge of dorsal fin concave, eyes superolateral, snout very prominent and very large; two pairs of barbels present (Ref. 12456).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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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):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (63 of 100) .