Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Labeo: Latin, labeo = one who has large lips (Ref. 45335); lineatus: From the Latin lineatus meaning line, thin mark; named after its lingitudinal dark bands on the flanks (Ref. 26190).
More on author: Boulenger.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Africa: widespread in the Congo River basin, Luapula and Mweru excluded (Ref. 2801, 26190).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 78.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2801)
Inhabits Lake Tanganyika and larger rivers (Ref. 4967) .Lives over mud bottoms close to sand banks. The adults are often captured over sandy bottoms in deep water (Ref. 26190).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Reid, G.M., 1985. A revision of African species of Labeo (Pisces: Cyprinidae) and a re-definition of the genus. Verlag von J. Cramer, Braunschweig. 322 p. (Ref. 1440)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00410 - 0.01937), b=3.05 (2.87 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (51 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 119 [33, 211] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.79 [0.47, 1.41] mg/100g ; Protein = 16.3 [15.5, 17.3] % ; Omega3 = 0.362 [0.139, 0.995] g/100g ; Selenium = 369 [140, 1,026] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 14.8 [5.5, 42.3] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.44 [0.78, 2.85] mg/100g (wet weight);