L. coubie Rueppel , 1832
BMNH 18184.108.40.206-139, 7 specimens, Nile River, Khartoum, Republic of Sudan ; BMNH 2005.4.18.112-113, 1 specimen, mouth of Alibori River (Niger basin), Benin ; BMNH 2006.4.17.28- 29, 2 specimens, Comoé River, Côte d’Ivoire ;
- Timo Moritz (2007): Description of a new cyprinid species, Labeo meroensis n. sp. (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), from the River Nile. Zootaxa 1612, 55-62: 55-55, URL:http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D6B4BF95-912E-47AD-9307-25A41BAD8D36
Habitat and Ecology
Fish species Associates in the Senegal River
There are 141 species of fish recorded in the Senegal River, most of which are native; however, there are no endemic species of fish in the Senegal Basin. Among the larger native benthopelagic taxa are: the 170 centimetre (cm) North African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus), the 149 cm Electric Catfish (Malapterurus electricus), and the 92 cm African Carp (Labeo coubie).
Some of the larger native demersal fishes of the Senegal Basin are: the 204 cm Aba (Gymnarchus niloticus). the 200 cm Nile Perch (Lates niloticus), the 183 cm Sampa (Heterobranchus longifilis), and the 150 cm Cornish Jack (Mormyrops anguilloides).
Pelagic native fishes in the Senegal River include the 65 cm True Big-scale Tetra (Brycinus macrolepidotus) and the 16 cm Ansorge Fangtooth Pellonuline (Odaxothrissa ansorgii).
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Labeo coubie
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Labeo coubie
Public Records: 5
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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The African carp (Labeo coubie) is a cyprinid fish, widespread in Africa, where it occurs within the drainage basin of the Nile (Blue, White, Lake Albert) and in the Chad, Niger-Benue, Volta, Senegal and Gambia Rivers, as well as the Cross River and Cameroon coastal rivers. Furthermore, it is also known from East Africa and the middle reaches of the Congo. Records from the Zambezi drainage need confirmation.
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