Labeo kirkii Boulenger, 1903

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  24 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: Congo River basin in Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Rovuma River (Tanzania-Mozambique border) (Ref. 26192).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-14; Vertebrae: 31-33. Large lips plicate; dorsal fin concave with 10 branched rays; eyes in superolateral position; genital orifice far from the origin of the anal fin; snout largely pointed and very prominent with a deep transverse furrow and a fleshy appendix at the end; dark lateral brown band on the flanks (Ref. 26192).
Biology:  Known to occur in rapid waters and swampy areas (Ref. 26192).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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