Labeo coubie

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African carp
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Labeo
Species: L. coubie
Binomial name
Labeo coubie
Rüppell, 1832
  • Labeo cubie Rüppell, 1832
  • Labeo lereensis Blache & Miton, 1960
  • Labeo niloticus (non Forskål, 1775) (misapplied name)
  • Labeo pseudocoubie Blache & Miton, 1960
  • Labeo selti Valenciennes, 1842
  • Labeo steindachneri Pfeffer, 1896
  • Labeo uhamensis Pellegrin, 1920

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.