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Labeo victorianus  Boulenger, 1901

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Labeo victorianus

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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; potamodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 34291).   Tropical

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Africa: endemic to the Lake Victoria drainage (Ref. 52331). Present in Lake Victoria and its affluent rivers, Victoria Nile, Lake Kyoga (Ref. 1440, 4903, 34290) and in the Akagera system in Rwanda (Ref. 46152) and Burundi (Ref. 40373).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 15.1  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 41.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 34290); common length : 30.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 34290)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Lateral line running along middle of the flank and the caudal peduncle. Flap of skin in front of upper lip. Jaws with horny cutting ridges. Barbels hidden. Olivaceous dorsally, light or creamy ventrally. Dorsal, anal and pelvic fins often orange-tipped (Ref. 34290).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Anadromous species; ascending both large rivers and streams during floods and spawning in floodwater pools or inundated grasses at margins of rivers (Ref. 105018). Upstream migration at beginning of rains (Ref. 36900) in fairly compact shoals (Ref. 52083). Permanent river populations exist (Ref. 52083). Lake Victoria: in shallow, inshore waters and influent rivers (Ref. 34291). Lake Kyoga: in open waters away from water-lily zone (Ref. 4903). Specialized feeder on epilithic and epiphytic algae (Ref. 12526). Also feeds on rotifers growing on the body of other fishes (Ref. 34291). Caught with weirs and in baskets (Ref. 4967). Oviparous (Ref. 205).

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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. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: commercial
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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=0.00977 (0.00490 - 0.01949), b=3.06 (2.89 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.4   ±0.22 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (56 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.