Labeobarbus truttiformis (Nagelkerke & Sibbing, 1997)
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Torinae
Max. size:  44.2 cm FL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: Endemic to Lake Tana and its tributaries, Ethiopia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-15; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Rather deep-bodied; head length shorter or equal to body depth; body depth less than 4 times in standard length; ventral fin length less than 1.7 times in head length; eye diameter less than 2.2 times in snout length, less than 2 times in interorbital width; silvery or yellowish.
Biology:  Occurs mainly over rocky substrates, both in shallow and deep water. Mainly piscivore. Smaller specimens also eat considerable amounts of insects (Ref. 35835).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 May 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 12.05.00
Modified by: Boden, Gert - 21.11.06
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 25.09.00

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