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: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 12468); 28°N - 2°N, 18°W - 24°E
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)
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).
Affinities: L. horie Heckel, 1846.
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)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00579 - 0.01650), 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) .