Labeobarbus tsanensis (Nagelkerke & Sibbing, 1997)
Labeobarbus tsanensis
photo by Nagelkerke, L.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Torinae
Max. size:  39.4 cm FL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: endemic to Lake Tana, Ethiopia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Head length less than 4.2 times in standard length; head longer than pectoral-ventral length; anal fin length less than 0.75 times in head length; lower lobe of caudal fin less than 1.25 times in head length; eye diameter at least 5 times in head length; maximally 32 scales on lateral line; silvery.
Biology:  Occurs over muddy, sandy and rocky substrates, preferably in water deeper than 6 m. A real benthivore: specimens smaller than 10 cm FL mainly eat insect larvae, but also zooplankton and ostracods. With increased size, adult insects, mollusks and detritus also become important (Ref. 35835).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 May 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 12.05.00
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 25.09.00

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