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: Fowler.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Africa: Saint Paul River in Liberia (Ref. 2801, 2940, 13331, 81282). Ref. 13331 reports presence in Mano, Moa and Lofa rivers. May also be present in the Corubal River in Guinea-Bissau (Ref. 1440), but this needs to be confirmed (Ref. 2940, 81282).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2801)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Diagnosis: dorsal profile arched; deep body; body depth 3.3-3.6x SL; depth of caudal peduncle 0.6-0.7x its length; numerous gill rakers: 57-69 (50-150mm) and 78 (150-250 mm); scale formula 5.5/36/4.5; 3.5-4.5 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 16 scales around caudal peduncle; 10 dorsal fin branched rays; known from Liberia (Ref. 2940, 81282).
Maximum TL was recorded at 21 cm (Ref. 2801). Affinities: distinguished from other Labeo species by its high body and the # and form of the gill rakers.
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. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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=0.00676 (0.00299 - 0.01530), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .