oa African Zoology - A new Barbus minnow (Pisces, Cyprinidae) from the eastern Cape Province, South Africa

Volume 25, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



A new cyprinid minnow taken from a tributary of the Kei River system, eastern Cape Province, Barbus amatolicus sp. nov., is descriptionbed. The Amatola barb is most similar to the widespread and sympatric chubbyhead barb (Barbus anoplus) and the redtail barb (Barbus gumeyr but differs most clearly in male secondary sexual characteristics (breeding colours and nuptial tubercles).

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