Labeobarbus dimidiatus  (Tweddle & Skelton, 1998)

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

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: River Ruo and several of its tributaries above Zoa Falls in Malawi.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33082); max. published weight: 400.00 g (Ref. 33082)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. Its dark olive dorsal surface and light golden ventral surface are sharply divided at the lower edge of the lateral line scale row. Its has relatively narrow mouth without barbels or with one pair of minute posterior barbels. The unbranched dorsal ray is flexible.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in fast flowing stretches of river and deeper pools. Common particularly in rocky pools. Feeds by scraping algae off rocks with its horny lower jaw. Varicorhinus xyrocheilus occurs sympatrically and syntopically with V. dimidiatus.

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Tweddle, D. and P.H. Skelton, 1998. Two new species of Varicorhinus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the Ruo River, Malawi, Africa, with a review of other southern African Varicorhinus species. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters 8(4):369-384. (Ref. 33082)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

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=0.01148 (0.00538 - 0.02451), b=3.00 (2.82 - 3.18), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
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) .