Morphology Data of Labeobarbus pojeri
Identification keys
Main Ref. Poll, M., 1944
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

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).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Labeobarbus pojeri

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 26 - 27
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 4.5 - 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
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0
Ventral  0
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 9 - 10
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 5 - 6

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Musschoot, Tobias
Modified by Musschoot, Tobias
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