Labeo weeksii Boulenger, 1909
Sicklefin labeo
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  29 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: widespread in the Congo River basin; also in the Malagarasi basin (Ref. 26190). Most closely resembles Labeo lineatus and is only dubiously distinct from that species (Ref. 1440).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Vertebrae: 30-31. Both lips have rows of conical papillae on the inner surface; the upper edge of the dorsal fin is straight or feebly convex; the body has the characteristic longitudinal dark bands; a dark spot is found on the caudal peduncle (Ref. 26190, 12456).
Biology:  Found over sandy bottoms of deep waters of the middle reaches of the Congo River. This species was collected from areas with rapidly flowing water (Ref. 26190).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 May 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 30.06.94
Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 01.12.98
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 04.07.94

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