Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Labeo: Latin, labeo = one who has large lips (Ref. 45335). More on author: Pellegrin.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Africa: present within the drainage basins of the Cavally and Nipoué (Cess) rivers (Ref. 2801, 2940, 13331, 81282) in Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia (Ref. 2940). Reported from Sewa River in Sierra Leone (Ref. 13331) and Via River in Liberia (Ref. 43268). Also Ref. 1440.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2801)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. Diagnosis: body very elongate; back nearly straight from head to caudal fin, a feature unique for this species; body depth 1.8-2.0x SL; depth of caudal peduncle 0.8-1.1x its length; 42 (50-150mm) gill rakers; scale formula 4.5-5/34-36/5.5-6; 2.5-3 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 16 scales around caudal peduncle; 9-10 dorsal fin branched rays; known from Eastern Liberia and Western Côte d’Ivoire (Ref. 2940, 81282).
Maximum TL was recorded at 16.5 cm (Ref. 2801).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Reid, G.M., 1985. A revision of African species of Labeo (Pisces: Cyprinidae) and a re-definition of the genus. Verlag von J. Cramer, Braunschweig. 322 p. (Ref. 1440)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00304 - 0.01573), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .