Labeo ruddi Boulenger, 1907
Silver labeo
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  30 cm SL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 1,000.0 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 7; dH range: 10 - 15, potamodromous
Distribution:  Africa: within the drainage basin of the Limpopo and Incomati (Ref. 7248), as well as the Cunene (Ref. 7248, 120641) but not in the Pongolo.
Biology:  Habitat preference is warm middle and low veldt streams and larger pools over muddy bottoms (Ref. 1440). Feeds on organic sediments. Moves up rain-swollen rivers to breed (Ref. 7248).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 13 February 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 30.06.94
Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 15.10.98
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 04.07.94

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