Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: rabatensis: The species name rabatensis has been selected because its distribution area mainly comprises the Bou Regreg basin, which flows through Rabat City (Ref. 107580).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Africa: Bou Regreg River basin in north Morocco (Ref. 107580).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 107580)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 41 - 42. Diagnosis: Luciobarbus rabatensis differs from other species of Luciobarbus by the following combination of characters: number of scales on lateral line 45-50; number of scales above lateral line 8.5-10.5; number of scales below lateral line 6.5-7.5; insertion of dorsal and ventral fins is in the same vertical plane; last single fin ray is ossified, with deep denticulations along its length; denticulations at mid-height of the ray are equal to or longer than ray width; in adult specimens, the inferior lip is retracted revealing the dentary; the ethmoid bone is wider than its length; the maxilla showed a large palatine process; vertebrae 41-42; and gill rakers 12-14 (Ref. 107580).
This species inhabits rivers of different typologies and is present in reservoirs (Ref. 107580). Spawning takes place at the end of April and the beginning of May; at that time, individuals migrate upstream for spawning in cold and oxygenated waters where the females excavate a nest in the gravel (Ref. 107580).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Casal-Lopez, M., S. Perea, A. Yahyaoui and I. Doadrio, 2015. Taxonomic review of the genus Luciobarbus Heckel, 1843 (Actinopterygii, Cyprinidae) from northwestern Morocco with the description of three new species. Graellsia 71(2,e27):1-24. (Ref. 107580)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .