Labeobarbus crassibarbis (Nagelkerke & Sibbing, 1997)
photo by Nagelkerke, L.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cyprininae
Max. size:  50.5 cm FL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Africa: endemic to Lake Tana, Ethiopia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Anterior barbels very thick and dark, length less than 5.5 times in head length, less than 2 times in gape height, longer than eye diameter; oral gape inferior; dorsal head profile irregular, convex caudally and with a 'bump' caused by premaxillaries.
Biology:  Over muddy, sandy and rocky substrates all over the lake, preferably in water deeper than 6 m. Feeds mainly on insect larvae, small mollusks, and detritus.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 01 May 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 12.05.00
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 22.09.00

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