Labeo cylindricus  Peters, 1852

Redeye labeo
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Labeo: Latin, labeo = one who has large lips (Ref. 45335);  cylindricus: From the Latin cylindrus - cylinder, name refers to the cylindrical form of the body (Ref. 26192).   More on author: Peters.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 30 - 30 m.   Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 2059); 10°N - 28°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94784); max. published weight: 900.00 g (Ref. 7248)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 29 - 31. Lips plicate; dorsal fin concave with 9 to 10 branched rays; eyes in superolateral position; genital orifice very far from origin of anal fin; body cylindrical, slightly elongated; snout truncate with deep transverse furrow and fleshy appendix directed upwards (Ref. 26192). Dark lateral band present in young fish only.

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Africa: within the drainage basins of the Zambezi, Limpopo, Incomati and Usutu-Pongolo Rivers. In the Congo Basin, its distribution is limited to the middle and upper regions (Ref. 26192). Also known from East African rivers and the region of the Cap; south through the Zambezi system (Ref. 7248).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Shoaling species (Ref. 94784). Occurs in both sediment-free and sediment-rich rocky biotopes; favors clear, running waters in rocky habitats of small and large rivers, also found in lakes and dams over rocky areas; feeds on diatoms and other small algae from the rocks (Ref. 5595). Also feeds on `aufwuchs' from the surface of rocks, tree trunks and other firm surfaces; migrates upstream in masses to breed, using the mouth & broad pectorals to climb damp surfaces of barrier rocks & weirs (Ref. 7248). Ref. 2801 gives a max. length of 400mm SL.

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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. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01150 (0.00614 - 0.02153), b=3.03 (2.87 - 3.19), based on LWR estimates for species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.