Labeobarbus mungoensis (Trewavas, 1974)
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Torinae
Max. size:  17.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: Lower Guinea endemic, only known from Cameroon(Ref. 81639).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13. Diagnosis: mouth inferior or subinferior; lips weakly or moderately developed; two pairs of well-developed barbels, posterior pair 0.7-1.5x eye diameter; lower jaw not reaching to anterior margin of eye; 24-28 scales in lateral line; dorsal fin with concave border, last simple ray measuring 91-114% of HL; known from the Mungo, Menge and Blackwater in Cameroon (Ref. 81639). Description: medium-sized species; scales longitudinally striated; scale formula: 4.5-5.5/24-26(28)/4.5/2/12; D: III-IV, 8-9; lateral line complete. Coloration: preserved specimens have a yellow-brown body; scales on flanks with basal brown trait; there may be irregular smudges on body and fins; fry sometimes have dark spot at caudal base (Ref. 81639).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)) Ref. (123251)
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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