Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > 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
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Africa: only known from the Kakrima River in the Konkouré basin in Guinea (Ref. 2810, 2940, 81282).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 36.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2801)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Diagnosis: dorsal profile steeply arched between snout and dorsal fin; body depth 2.4-2.9x SL; depth of caudal peduncle 0.7-1.1x its length; distal margin of dorsal fin concave; 30-46 (50-150mm) and 49-56 (150-250mm) gill rakers; scale formula 5.5-6.5/38-39/6.5-7.5; 4.5 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 16 scales around caudal peduncle; 11-12 dorsal fin branched rays; known only from the Konkouré basin in Guinea (Ref. 2940, 81282).
Maximum TL was recorded at 49 cm (Ref. 2801). Affinities: L. coubie (upper edge of dorsal fin straight or slightly convex, very slightly concave chin). It is found in rocky, rapid-water habitats (Ref. 1440).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass 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=0.00676 (0.00299 - 0.01530), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), 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
): Moderate to high vulnerability (49 of 100) .