Labeo nasus Boulenger, 1899
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  19 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Africa: lower and middle Congo River basin in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic (Ref. 26192).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Vertebrae: 31-32. Lips with transverse plicae; snout pointed and very prominent, with a fleshy upwards turned small transverse appendix; eyes very small in superolateral (almost dorsolateral) position; sometimes a darkish spot is found on the squamous caudal fin. Can be distinguished from L. sorex but for the snout length, eye diameter and postocular length (Ref. 12456).
Biology:  Occurs in rapid water habitats (Ref. 1440).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Also Ref. 1440.

Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 30.06.94
Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 03.12.98
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 04.07.94

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