Labeo mesops, Tana labeo : fisheries, aquaculture, aquarium

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Labeo mesops Günther, 1868

Tana labeo
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> Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Labeo: Latin, labeo = one who has large lips (Ref. 45335);  mesops: From the Greek word mesos meaning middle or half and opsis meaning sight; name refers to the state of the type material which was only half of the skin (Ref. 26190).  More on author: Günther.

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

; sötvatten bentopelagisk; flodvandrande (Ref. 51243).   Tropical

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Africa: present in Lake Malawi basin (Ref. 52161, 55909, 96560), Juba system (1440) and Ruvuma River (Ref. 1440, 97286). Status Tana River population is uncertain (Ref. 52331). Reports from the Lufira River, Upper Congo River basin (Ref. 1440, 26190), are misidentifications of Labeo rosae (Ref. 96560).

Length at first maturity / Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm 33.9  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 39.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 2801)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 11; Ryggkotor: 34. Snout rounded and not fleshy or warty.

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Found in shallow water over sandy bottoms (Ref. 5595, 52161). Is a mud-feeder (Ref. 52161), feeds from the biocover and sediment on the sand (Ref. 5595). Also caught using weirs and baskets; formerly very abundant in Malawi, but now rare except where rivers drain undisturbed soil; possible that silt prevents development of eggs (Ref. 4967). Indications that it may leave the lake and run up rivers to spawn (Ref. 52161).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Spawns in small, muddy wet season rivers leading to swampy dambos (Ref. 2781). Holds its spawn until the rivers flood.

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Tshibwabwa, S.M., 1997. Systématique des espèces africaines du genre Labeo (Teleostei, Cyprinidae) dans les régions ichtyogéographiques de Basse-Guinée et du Congo. I. Presses Universitaires de Namur, Namur, Belgique. 302 p. (Ref. 26190)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Critically Endangered (CR) (A2ac+3cd); Date assessed: 23 May 2018

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Fiskeri: kommersiell; Vattenbruk: experimentell; Akvarium: Kommersiell
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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=0.00955 (0.00424 - 0.02152), b=3.03 (2.86 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 se; based on food items.
Resiliens (Ref. 120179):  Mellan, lägsta populationsfördubblingstid 1,4-4,4 år (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.
Nutrients (Ref. 124155):  Calcium = 202 [71, 389] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.862 [0.546, 1.407] mg/100g ; Protein = 16.2 [15.3, 17.0] % ; Omega3 = 0.269 [0.128, 0.595] g/100g ; Selenium = 235 [107, 557] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 11.9 [5.2, 28.7] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.52 [0.97, 2.40] mg/100g (wet weight);