Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Labeo: Latin, labeo = one who has large lips (Ref. 45335); sanagaensis: The name refers to the Sanaga River where the specimens were collected (Ref. 26190).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical; 10°N - 3°N
Africa: Lower Guinea endemic from the northwestern Cameroon (Ref. 26190, 81639).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81639)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 31 - 32. Diagnosis: snout with deep transverse furrow terminating in a fleshy upwards turned transverse appendage; prominent, large and somewhat pointed, 44.6-60.0% of HL, with a deep and wide transverse furrow and ending in a fleshy appendage; scale formula: 36-37 (37 commonly observed); 4.0-4.5 (4.5 commonly observed); 2.5-3.0 (3.0 commonly observed); 12-13 (12 commonly observed); dorsal fin with 4 unbranched and 9-10 (10 commonly observed) branched rays; upper edge of dorsal fin feebly concave; 31-32 (32 commonly observed) vertebrae; ventral fin origin located under the 5th branched dorsal ray; longitudinal band on flanks (Ref. 81639).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tshibwabwa, S.M., 1997. Systématique des espèces africaines du genre Labeo (Teleostei, Cyprinidae) dans les régions ichtyogéographiques de Basse-Guinée et du Congo. I. Presses Universitaires de Namur, Namur, Belgique. 302 p. (Ref. 26190)
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
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .