Semilabeo obscurus Lin, 1981
Semilabeo obscurus
photo by Wang, P.P.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  28.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: China (Ref. 45563) and Viet Nam (Ref. 89724).
Diagnosis:  Body grayish black dorsally, milky white ventrally; sometimes with vertical, unclear stripes on sides of body; fins dark gray. Head wide and top flattened; snout bluntly conical and sides of snout with a deep groove between base of rostral barbels and mouth corners. Barbels 2 pairs; rostral slightly shorter than orbital diameter; maxillary somewhat thin. Caudal peduncle compressed; abdomen rounded. Scales on pectoral and abdomen buried in skin.
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2007 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Present in Da River (Ref. 90167, 89724).


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