Labeobarbus lagensis (Günther, 1868)
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Torinae
Max. size:  25.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater,
Distribution:  Africa: Lagos, may have come from southwestern Nigeria (Ref. 2801, 2940, 13331, 31256, 81282). Also known from Ghana (Ref. 2801).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-13; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Diagnosis: last simple ray partly ossified at base (no strong spine) and distinctly longer than head; lower lip poorly developed, not forming a mental lobe, sometimes rubber-lipped; 10 dorsal fin branched rays; scale formula 4.5/24/3.5; 2 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 12 scales around caudal peduncle (Ref. 2940, 81282). Description: deep body (depth 40% of SL); mouth broad and rounded, without mental lobe, somewhat similar to that of B. wurtzi; barbels moderately developed; largest dorsal-fin ray is first branched ray; species is only known from type specimen measuring 230 mm SL; D:III,10; A:III,5; P:15; V:I,8 (Ref. 2940, 81282). Coloration: body light brown in preserved type (Ref. 2940, 81282).
Biology:  Origin of type specimen vague.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 27 August 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 24.03.92
Modified by: Geelhand, Dimitri - 19.04.13

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