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

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cyprininae
Max. size:  54.8 cm FL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 1 - 6 m
Distribution:  Africa: Endemic to Lake Tana, Ethiopia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Very slender build: head length longer than body depth; body depth more than 4 times in standard length; ventral fin length more than 1.8 times in head length; eye diameter more than 2 times in snout length, more than 1.8 times in interorbital width; greenish or greenish grey.
Biology:  Occurs mostly over rocky substrates in relatively shallow water (less than 6 m). It is a real piscivore, with almost 100% of its food consisting of fish (Ref. 35835).
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. - 27.01.14
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 25.09.00

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