Labeo capensis, Orange river mudfish : fisheries, aquaculture, gamefish

Labeo capensis (Smith, 1841)

Orange river mudfish
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> Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Labeo: Latin, labeo = one who has large lips (Ref. 45335).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Écologie

; eau douce benthopélagique.   Subtropical; 24°S - 30°S

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Africa: within the drainage basin of the Orange-Vaal River system to which it is possibly restricted. Hitherto thought to occur in the Limpopo system and in southern Cape watersheds which records may be erroneous.

Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm FL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 6465); common length : 45.0 cm FL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 2801); poids max. publié: 3.8 kg (Ref. 7248)

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

Occurs in a variety of habitats: quiet well vegetated backwaters, standing open waters, flowing open waters, sandy-rocky stretches and rocky rapids. Their preferred habitat is flowing rocky channels. Bottom feeder which grazes algae and organic detritus (Ref. 6465). Breeds in summer, gathering in large numbers in shallow rocky rapids where eggs are laid. Larvae hatch after 3 or 4 days. May live up to 8 or 9 years (Ref. 7248).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

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Reid, G.M., 1985. A revision of African species of Labeo (Pisces: Cyprinidae) and a re-definition of the genus. Verlag von J. Cramer, Braunschweig. 322 p. (Ref. 1440)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 123251)

  Préoccupation mineure (LC) ; Date assessed: 11 January 2017

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme

  Harmless





Utilisations par l'homme

Pêcheries: d'intérêt potentiel; Aquaculture: expérimental; pêche sportive: oui
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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Niveau trophique (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 se; based on food items.
Résilience (Ref. 120179):  Milieu, temps minimum de doublement de population : 1,4 à 4,4 années (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnérabilité (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (57 of 100) .
Catégorie de prix (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.
Nutrients (Ref. 124155):  Calcium = 102 [35, 247] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.06 [0.54, 1.99] mg/100g ; Protein = 16.5 [15.3, 17.8] % ; Omega3 = 0.346 [0.144, 0.803] g/100g ; Selenium = 102 [36, 286] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 6.18 [1.64, 22.52] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.978 [0.541, 1.792] mg/100g (wet weight);