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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae Minnows or carps
Subfamily: Barbinae
Genus: Pseudobarbus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pseudobarbus afer Eastern Cape redfin Africa 8.9 SL 1864
Pseudobarbus asper Smallscale redfin Africa 12 TL 1911
Pseudobarbus burchelli Burchell's redfin Africa 13.5 SL 1841
Pseudobarbus burgi Berg redfin Africa 12 SL 1911
Pseudobarbus calidus Clanwilliam redfin Africa 8.2 SL 1938
Pseudobarbus capensis Cape whitefish Africa 60 SL 1841
Pseudobarbus erubescens Twee redfin Africa 9.5 SL 1974
Pseudobarbus hospes Namaquab barb Africa 7.5 SL 1938
Pseudobarbus phlegethon Fiery redfin Africa 7.1 SL 1938
Pseudobarbus quathlambae Maluti minnow Africa 13 SL 1938
Pseudobarbus senticeps Africa 7.9 SL 1936
Pseudobarbus serra Sawfin Africa 50 SL 1864
Pseudobarbus skeltoni Giant redfin Africa 16.3 SL 2013
Pseudobarbus swartzi Gamtoos redfin Africa 8.1 SL 2017
Pseudobarbus tenuis Slender redfin Africa 8 SL 1938
Pseudobarbus trevelyani Border barb Africa 9.5 SL 1877
Pseudobarbus verloreni Verlorenvlei redfin Africa 7.1 SL 2014



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