Labeo rosae Steindachner, 1894
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  40 cm FL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 3,025.0 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  Africa: Limpopo River, Incomati and Usuto-Pongolo basins (Ref. 1440). Also known from Lufira River, upper Congo River basin, in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 96560).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurs in the warmer reaches of rivers, particularly in sandy stretches (Ref. 1440). Feeds on detritus, algae, and small invertebrates. An active fish, leaps at barriers when migrating upstream in swollen rivers to breed in summer. Sexually mature at 15 cm TL (Ref. 7248).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 27 January 2017 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 30.06.94
Modified by: Musschoot, Tobias - 07.07.14
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 04.07.94

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