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Labeo polli  Tshibwabwa, 1997

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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);  polli: Name is dedicated to Prof. Max Poll, one of the great Belgian ichthyologists who contributed most to the knowledge of the ichthyofauna of the Congo basin, next to G.A. Boulenger (Ref. 26192).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 1°N - 15°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26192)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 14; Vertebrae: 32 - 33. Lips plicate; dorsal fin falciform with 4 simple an 10 branched rays; snout with small transverse furrow and a fleshy appendix; two pairs of barbels small or concealed; eyes in superolateral position; body elongated with a dark brown lateral band; genital orifice very far from origin of the anal fin (Ref. 26192).

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Africa: Kafubu River (lower Luapula tributary) and Kanséhété River (Lualaba tributary) in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 26192).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Tshibwabwa, S.M., 1997. Systématique des espèces africaines du genre Labeo (Teleostei, Cyprinidae) dans les régions ichtyogéographiques de Basse-Guinée et du Congo. II. Presses Universitaires de Namur, Namur, Belgique. 227 p. (Ref. 26192)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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=0.00603 (0.00226 - 0.01604), b=3.19 (2.96 - 3.42), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.4   ±0.0 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.