Labeobarbus habereri (Steindachner, 1912)
photo by MNHN

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Torinae
Max. size:  16.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: Sanaga basin, Kelle River (Nyong River tributary) and Dja River (middle Congo River basin) in Cameroon (Ref. 81639).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Diagnosis: mouth subinferior; one pair of barbels, as long as eye diameter (Ref. 81639). Description: medium-sized species, body compressed; lower lip continuous; scales longitudinally striated; scale formula: 4.5/26/4.5/2.5/12; D: III-IV, 9-10; A: III, 5; P: 18; V: 10; lateral line complete; dorsal fin with feeble concave border, last simple ray strong and ossified, not serrated, as long as or longer than head (Ref. 81639). Coloration: ground color brown, darker dorsally, paler ventrally, with metallic silver reflections on flanks; pectoral and pelvic fins grey (Ref. 81639).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 23.06.94
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.04.09
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 16.09.94

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