Prolabeops nyongensis Daget, 1984
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Smiliogastrinae
Max. size:  4.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: endemic to the Nyong River in Cameroon (Ref. 47441, 81639).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Diagnosis: 27 scales in lateral line (Ref. 47441, 81639). Description: mouth small, subinferior; lower lip largely interrupted medially; scales with numerous divergent striae; postoccipital region and ventrum more or less naked; dorsal fin border straight or slightly concave; caudal fin deeply forked (Ref. 81639). Two pairs of barbels; 27 scales on lateral line; 3 scales between lateral line and dorsal fin origin and 11-12 scales around the caudal peduncle; D:III, 8; A: III, 5; P: 14; V: 8 (Ref. 47441, 81639). 9 predorsal scales (Ref. 47441). Coloration: dark lateral band on the body and base of dorsal fin black; pectoral, pelvic and anal fins with intense black border; dark zone on each caudal fin lobe, separated by a lighter median spot and a small black distal spot (Ref. 47441, 81639). Only dark lateral band and black border on anal fin are visible in juveniles (Ref. 47441).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Boden, Gert - 08.01.04
Modified by: Boden, Gert - 08.01.04

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