Morphology Data of Labeobarbus mungoensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. De Weirdt, D., A. Getahun, S. Tshibwabwa and G.G. Teugels, 2007
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth
Type of scales

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).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Labeobarbus mungoensis

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 24 - 28
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 4 - 5
Scale rows below lateral line 4.5 - 4.5
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
Barbels 4
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 2 - 5
on upper limb 10 - 13


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 11 - 13
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Geelhand, Dimitri
Modified by Geelhand, Dimitri
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