Pseudobarbus phlegethon (Barnard, 1938)
Fiery redfin
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Barbinae
Max. size:  7.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic,
Distribution:  Africa: tributaries of the Clanwilliam Olifants River, Cape Province, South Africa.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 8-8
Biology:  Favours cobble riffle areas in the lower gradient reaches of tributary streams, with juveniles preferring the stream edge and adults preferring pools with slightly slower current speeds (Ref. 94787). Inhabits pools and riffles of clear flowing rocky bottomed streams; feeds on detritus and small bottom-living insects; breeds in summer; males are territorial (Ref. 7248).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 16 November 2016 (B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(ii,iii,iv,v)) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 31.07.92
Modified by: Musschoot, Tobias - 22.01.14
Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 11.02.94

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