Labeo rubromaculatus Gilchrist & Thompson, 1913
Tugela labeo
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  50 cm SL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 2,900.0 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  Africa: endemic to the Tugela River system of the southern Cape watershed in Natal, South Africa
Biology:  Occurs from near sea level to nearly 1,520 m (Ref. 2801). Prefers deep pools and slow-flowing river stretches but does occur in rocky rapids. Feeds on green algae, diatoms and detritus. Shoals migrate upstream in spring and summer to breed. Large numbers of small eggs are laid and young are found in shallow backwaters. Could be exploited from dams (Ref. 7248).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 04 December 2017 (B1ab(i,v)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 30.06.94
Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 12.09.94
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 04.07.94

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