Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Labeo: Latin, labeo = one who has large lips (Ref. 45335). More on author: Valenciennes.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 12468); 28°N - 2°N, 18°W - 24°E
Africa: Senegal, Volta, Niger-Benue, Chad, Gambia (Ref. 1440, 2801, 2940, 81282) and Culufi rivers (Ref. 1440). Not known to occur outside West Africa (Ref. 1440).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 17.5  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 65.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2801); max. published weight: 3.8 kg (Ref. 2801); max. reported age: 6 years (Ref. 2260)
soft rays: 8 - 11. Diagnosis: dorsal profile straight to slightly arched; rostral lobe poorly developed, its free margin smooth; margin of upper lip papillose, its inner surface smooth; body depth 2.5-3.2x SL; depth of caudal peduncle 0.8-1.2x its length; 36-60 (50-150 mm) and 52-65 (150-250 mm) gill rakers; scale formula 5.5-7.5/36-41/6.5-7.5; 3.5-4.5 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 16 scales around caudal peduncle; 12-15 dorsal fin branched rays; body silvery in life; widely distributed in the Sudanese region (Ref. 2940, 81282).
Affinities: L. horie Heckel, 1846.
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)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00573 - 0.01590), b=3.03 (2.89 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.19-0.63(?); tmax=6; Fec > 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100) .