Labeobarbus malacanthus (Pappenheim, 1911)
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Torinae
Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: Lower Guinea endemic, present in the rivers of Gabon and Equatorial Guinea (Ref. 81639).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-14; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Diagnosis: mouth inferior; two pairs of well-developed barbels, anterior pair 0.67, posterior pair 0.9x eye diameter; last simple ray of dorsal fin ossified at base, not serrated, measuring 1.05-1.17 times head length; 27-30 scales in lateral line; known from Equatorial Guinea and Gabon (Ref. 81639). Description: medium-sized species; lips moderately developed; scales with parallel striae; scale formula: 4.5/27-30/4.5/2.5-3/12; D: III-IV, 8-10; A: III, 5; P: 15-16; V: 9; lateral line complete (Ref. 81639). Coloration: ground color silvery grey, yellow ventrally; scales with dark basal marking forming a reticulated pattern; fins black (Ref. 81639).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 24.06.94
Modified by: Boden, Gert - 30.03.10

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