Lake Rukwa sardine

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Lake Rukwa sardine
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Danioninae
Genus: Chelaethiops
Species: C. rukwaensis
Binomial name
Chelaethiops rukwaensis
(Ricardo, 1939)
  • Engraulicypris congicus rukwaensis Ricardo, 1939

The Lake Rukwa sardine (Chelaethiops rukwaensis) is an African species of freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae family. It is found only in Tanzania. Its natural habitat is freshwater lakes. It is threatened by habitat loss.