Xenobarbus loveridgei Norman, 1923
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Smiliogastrinae
Max. size:  9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater,
Distribution:  Africa: only known from the types (type locality: Sagay, Mwanza, Tanganyika Territory) (Ref. 89231) from the Lake Victoria basin in Tanzania (Ref. 4967).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Diagnosis: pair of barbels on lower jaw and a pair of barbels at angles of mouth (Ref. 89231, 47440) Description: snout rounded, much shorter than diameter of eye; eye diameter 2.5-3.0x HL; mouth terminal, its width about 4.5x in head; lips feebly developed; mandibular barbels shorter than eye, inserted near anterior end of lower jaw, widely separated; barbels at angles of mouth somewhat shorter; pectoral fin about 0.75x HL, reaching pelvic or not quite so far; base of pelvics below anterior dorsal rays; caudal peduncle about twice as long as deep; scales radially striated (Ref. 89231). Coloration: narrow dark lateral stripe and dark spot at base of caudal (Ref. 89231).
Biology:  Inhabits Lake Victoria; rare (Ref. 4967). Only known from three specimens (Ref. 89231).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 03 December 2015 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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