Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Labeo: Latin, labeo = one who has large lips (Ref. 45335); falcipinnis: From the Latin falcicula meaning sickle and pinna meaning feather, fin; named after the shape of the last single and the first branched dorsal fin rays which are the lomgest and which are falciform (Ref. 12456). More on author: Boulenger.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Africa: Congo River basin in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 26192).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26192)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 32. Lips with transverse plicae on inner surface; two pairs of barbels, the rostral pair very small (Ref. 12456). Genital orifice very far from the origin of the anal fin; maxillary barbels large, rostral barbels small, not externally visible (Ref. 26192).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tshibwabwa, S.M. and G.G. Teugels, 1995. Contribution to the systematic revision of the African cyprinid fish genus Labeo: species from the Lower Zaire river system. J. Nat. Hist. 29:1543-1579. (Ref. 12456)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00438 - 0.02182), b=3.02 (2.82 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100) .