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Labeobarbus kimberleyensis  (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1913)

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

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Subtropical; 24°S - 30°S

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Africa: Orange-Vaal River system.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 51.8, range 7 - ? cm
Max length : 82.5 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7248); max. published weight: 22.2 kg (Ref. 7248)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Is the largest scale-bearing indigenous fish species in southern Africa. Adults prefer flowing water in deep channels or below rapids, but the species does well in dams. Mainly a predator, initially taking insects and small crustaceans but piscivore above 30 cm FL. Breeds in mid-summer to late summer over gravel beds in running water. May live for 12 or more years (Ref. 7248). Imported for food in US and Canadian markets (Ref. 4537)

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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




Human uses

Aquaculture: experimental; gamefish: yes
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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=0.01122 (0.00638 - 0.01972), b=3.03 (2.88 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.54 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Prior r = 0.22, 2 SD range = 0.06 - 0.79, log(r) = -1.51, SD log(r) = 0.65, Based on: 1 K, 4 tgen, 1 tmax, records
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (67 of 100) .