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Labeobarbus gorgorensis  (Bini, 1940)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Cyprininae

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

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 13°N - 11°N

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Africa: Endemic to Lake Tana, Ethiopia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 61.8 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35835)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8. Eye diameter at least 1.6 times in snout length and interorbital width; anterior barbel longer than 1.1 times eye diameter; golden yellowish; heavy pharyngeal jaws, with large crushing teeth; often a large anal opening.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs over muddy, sandy and rocky substrates, especially in the shore areas of the lake, almost exclusively in water shallower than 6 m. A specialized macro-molluskivore. Especially bivalves up to 5 cm, and to a lesser extent gastropod snails have been found in its intestine (Ref. 35835).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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