Labeo brachypoma Günther, 1868
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  29 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Africa: very little information based solely on type specimens whose origin is unknown but possibly from west of Nigeria (Ref. 2801, 2940, 81282) and coastal rivers of Ghana (Ref. 2801).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-14; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Diagnosis: distal margin of dorsal fin straight; body depth 3.2-3.6x SL; caudal peduncle thick, depth of caudal peduncle 0.6-0.7x its length; 38-44 (50-150mm) and 58-62 (150-250 mm) gill rakers; scale formula 4.5/33-34/5.5; 2.5 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 12 scales around caudal peduncle; 10 dorsal fin branched rays (Ref. 2940, 81282). Known from southern Ghana (Ref. 81282). Description: dorsal fin long; D:IV,10; A:III,5 (Ref. 2940, 81282). Coloration: light brown in preserved specimen (Ref. 2940, 81282).
Biology:  Affinities: close to L. coubie and L. walkeri (possible synonymy but few available data to confirm) also to L. curriei.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 30 April 2006 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 24.03.92
Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 29.08.94
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 04.07.94

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