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Labeo senegalensis  Valenciennes, 1842

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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: Valenciennes.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 12468); 28°N - 2°N, 18°W - 24°E

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Africa: Senegal, Volta, Niger-Benue, Chad, Gambia (Ref. 1440, 2801, 2940, 81282) and Culufi rivers (Ref. 1440). Not known to occur outside West Africa (Ref. 1440).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 17.5  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 65.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2801); max. published weight: 3.8 kg (Ref. 2801); max. reported age: 6 years (Ref. 2260)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-19; Anal soft rays: 8 - 11. Diagnosis: dorsal profile straight to slightly arched; rostral lobe poorly developed, its free margin smooth; margin of upper lip papillose, its inner surface smooth; body depth 2.5-3.2x SL; depth of caudal peduncle 0.8-1.2x its length; 36-60 (50-150 mm) and 52-65 (150-250 mm) gill rakers; scale formula 5.5-7.5/36-41/6.5-7.5; 3.5-4.5 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 16 scales around caudal peduncle; 12-15 dorsal fin branched rays; body silvery in life; widely distributed in the Sudanese region (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Affinities: L. horie Heckel, 1846.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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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




Human uses

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 (0.00569 - 0.01680), b=3.03 (2.89 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.19-0.63(?); tmax=6; Fec > 10,000).
Prior r = 0.65, 2 SD range = 0.34 - 1.27, log(r) = -0.43, SD log(r) = 0.33, Based on: 4 K, 1 tmax, 2 Fec records
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.