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Labeobarbus wurtzi  (Pellegrin, 1908)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Cyprininae
More on author: Pellegrin.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: many coastal basins of West Africa, from the Konkouré River in Guinea to the west of the Volta (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83624)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-16; Anal soft rays: 8. Diagnosis: last simple ray partly ossified at base (no strong spine) and distinctly longer than head; lower reduced, substituted by horny sheath; 9-12 (usually 10) dorsal fin branched rays; scale formula 3.5-4.5/23-29/3.5-4.5; 2 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 12 scales around caudal peduncle (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Barbus wurtzi has differences in meristic and morphometric characteristics depending on which population; body depth varies between 26-33% in Guinean rivers and 34-43% in the Cavally and Nipoué rivers; the caudal peduncle length-height ratio is approximately 100% in Cavally-Nipoue and reaches an average of 140% in Guinean rivers; population east of Ivory Coast has intermediary characteristics such as number of scales above and below the lateral line: 4.5 in Guinea and Ivory Coast, 3.5 in western part of Ivory Coast and east of Liberia (Ref. 2940). Maximum TL was recorded at 27.5 cm (Ref. 2801).

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

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Lévêque, C., 1990. Cyprinidae. p. 269-361. In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux douces et saumâtres d'Afrique de l'Ouest. Tome I. Coll. Faune Tropicale n° XXVIII. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, and O.R.S.T.O.M., Paris, 384 p. (Ref. 2940)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

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=0.00912 (0.00519 - 0.01603), b=2.93 (2.78 - 3.08), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.