Upper Zambezi yellowfish

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Upper Zambezi yellowfish
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Cyprininae
Genus: Labeobarbus
Species:
L. codringtonii
Binomial name
Labeobarbus codringtonii
(Boulenger, 1908)
Synonyms
  • Barbus codringtonii Boulenger, 1908
  • Barbus altidorsalis Boulenger, 1908
  • Barbus chilotes Boulenger, 1908
  • Barbus hypostomatus Pellegrin, 1936

The Upper Zambezi yellowfish, Labeobarbus codringtonii, is commonly found throughout the Zambezi and Okavango Rivers in Southern Africa. They prefer fast flowing water over cobble and rocky bottoms where they predominantly feed on aquatic insects and crustaceans.[2] Their exaggerated fins help them manoeuvre in the fast water and they are powerful swimmers. The Zambezi yellowfish is highly sought after by sport anglers and fly fishing is the preferred method of catching them.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marshall, B.E.; Tweddle, D. (2007). "Labeobarbus codringtonii". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: 2007: e.T63291A12638269. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2007.RLTS.T63291A12638269.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2007). "Labeobarbus codringtonii" in FishBase. Apr 2007 version.