Labeo barbatus Boulenger, 1898
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  56.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: lower and middle Congo River basin in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic (Ref. 26192).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Vertebrae: 33-33. Lips with transverse plicae on inner surface, eyes are superolateral, has two long pairs of barbels (Ref. 12456).
Biology:  Occurs in middle and lower reaches of the Congo basin with rapid water flow (Ref. 26192).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 29.06.94
Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 04.01.99
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 04.07.94

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