Labeo fulakariensis Tshibwabwa, Stiassny & Schelly, 2006
Labeo fulakariensis
photo by Stiassny, M.L.J.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  13.03 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: lower Congo River rapids in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of Congo (Ref. 57207).
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 31-32. Body robust, more-or-less laterally compressed, flanks with longitudinal striping, and a large black spot situated at the base of the caudal peduncle (Ref. 57207). Maxillary barbels well-developed, hidden at the corners of the mouth; rostral barbels small and hidden beneath rostral lobe (Ref. 57207). Dorsal fin concave with 4 unbranched and 10 branched rays (Ref. 57207). Genital opening situated near the anal fin origin (Ref. 57207).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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