Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Labeo: Latin, labeo = one who has large lips (Ref. 45335); greenii: Named after the artist M.J. Green, who drew the holotype of this species (Ref. 12456) More on author: Boulenger.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C - ; 7°N - 10°S
Africa: Congo River basin, from the lower Congo River up to the Lualaba, in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic and Angola (Ref. 26192). Record from the Sanaga (Ref. 1440) doubtfull and unconfirmed (Ref. 26192, 81639). Possibly also present in the Okavango in Angola (Ref. 120641).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 27.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2801)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 32. Lips with transverse plicae on inner surface; dorsal fin falciform; two small pairs of barbels present, generally hidden; eyes superolateral; a big dark brown spot found on the caudal peduncle and on the squamous caudal fin. Can be distinguished from L. falcipinnis by the presence of a furrow on the snout and from L. parvus by more numerous lateral line scales (Ref. 12456).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tshibwabwa, S.M. and G.G. Teugels, 1995. Contribution to the systematic revision of the African cyprinid fish genus Labeo: species from the Lower Zaire river system. J. Nat. Hist. 29:1543-1579. (Ref. 12456)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00317 - 0.01581), b=3.06 (2.89 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .