Labeobarbus pojeri (Poll, 1944)
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Torinae
Max. size:  18 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater,
Distribution:  Africa: Lukuga River, from near Kalemie (Ref. 45485, 89080) down to the Kisimba-Kilia rapids (Ref. 93587), Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-6. Diagnosis: Labeobarbus pojeri differs from L. caudovittatus in absence of dark bands on the caudal fin and in the well ossified last unbranched dorsal-fin ray (Ref. 93587). Description: snout wide and rounded, its length 3 times in head length (Ref. 89080). Eye-diameter 4 to 4.25 times in head length (Ref. 89080). Mouth subinferior; lower lip with or without small median lobe; upper lip slightly thickened (Ref. 89080). Two pairs of barbels (Ref. 89080). Dorsal fin with 3 unbranched and 9-10 branched rays, midway between eye and caudal fin, its upper margin concave; last unbranched ray well ossified and segmented distally (Ref. 89080, 93587). Anal fin with 3 unbranched and 5-6 branched rays, not reaching caudal fin (Ref. 89080). Pectoral fin not reaching pelvic fin; pelvic-fin base below middle of dorsal fin base (Ref. 89080). Scales longitudinally striated; 26-27 lateral line scales; 2-2.5 scales between lateral line and pelvic fin; 12 circumpeduncular scales (Ref. 45485, 89080). Colouration: body brown-olive dorsally, yellowish ventrally; with scales slightly brownish at their base (Ref. 89080). All fins transparent or slightly greyish; yellowish on belly, at base of pectoral and pelvic fins, and base of caudal fin (Ref. 45485, 89080). No dark bands on caudal fin (Ref. 45485, 89080, 93587).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Musschoot, Tobias - 01.07.14
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 20.09.21

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