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Labeobarbus microbarbis (Poll & David)

Luhondo Yellowfish (Labeobarbus microbarbis)

The Luhondo Yellowfish was described in 1937; it was endemic to Lake Luhondo in Rwanda and is only known from the type specimen.

The species started to disappear in the late 1930s after the introduction of cichlid species, including tilapias, into the lake, which outcompeted the native fish species.


Depiction from: ‘Keith Edward Banister: A revision of the large Barbus (Pisces, Cyprinidae) of east and central Africa. Studies on African Cyprinidae. Part II. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zoology 26: 1-147. 1973’



edited: 16.05.2022