Labeobarbus matris (Holly, 1928)

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Torinae
Max. size:  32.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater,
Distribution:  Africa: Athi River in Kenya (Ref. 108777).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-13; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Diagnosis: Labeobarbus matris is distinguished from its congener Labeobarbus rhinoceros by the following characters: the number of total gill rakers is 19, vs. 12-13 in L. rhinoceros; 3.5 scales below the lateral line, vs. 4.5; and the length of the unsegmented dorsal spine is 18.8% of standard length, vs. 26.3-29.0% in L. rhinoceros (Ref. 108777). Description: Dorsal fin with 4 unbranched rays and 9 branched rays; anal fin with 3 unbranched rays and 5 branched rays; pelvic fin with 2 unbranched rays and 8 branched rays; pectoral fin with 1 unbranched ray and 15 branched rays (Ref. 114536). Lateral line with 26 scales; 12 circumpeduncular scales (Ref. 114536). Colouration: The colour is brown, darker on the dorsal side, pale on the ventral side; fins greybrown (Ref. 114536).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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