Scaly Yellowfish
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Scaly Yellowfish

Scaly yellowfish
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Cyprininae
Genus: Labeobarbus
L. natalensis
Binomial name
Labeobarbus natalensis
(Castelnau, 1861)[2]
  • Barbus natalensis Castelnau, 1861
  • Labeobarbus aureus Cope, 1867
  • Barbus aureus (Cope, 1867)
  • Barbus bowkeri Boulenger, 1902
  • Barbus lobochilus Boulenger, 1911
  • Barbus mfongosi John Gilchrist (zoologist)Gilchrist & Thompson, 1913
  • Barbus robinsoni Gilchrist & Thompson, 1913
  • Barbus zuluensis Gilchrist & Thompson, 1913
  • Barbus dendrotrachelus Fowler, 1934
  • Barbus grouti Fowler, 1934
  • Barbus stigmaticus Fowler, 1934
  • Barbus tugelensis Fowler, 1934
  • Barbus marleyi Fowler, 1934

The scaly yellowfish, or KwaZulu-Natal yellowfish, (Labeobarbus natalensis) is a species of freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae.

This fish is found in the Tugela River System in South Africa, as well as in the Umzimkulu, Umfolozi and the Mgeni. It is one of the most common fishes in KwaZulu-Natal Province and it lives in different habitats between the Drakensberg foothills and the coastal lowlands.[4] The species has been categorized as least concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List.[1]


  1. ^ a b Cambray, J. (2007). "Labeobarbus natalensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2007: e.T63294A12639189. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2007.RLTS.T63294A12639189.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Labeobarbus natalensis" in FishBase. April 2006 version.
  3. ^ "Synonyms of Labeobarbus natalensis (Castelnau, 1861)". Fishbase. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ Robert Jeffrey Karssing (2008). "Status of the KwaZulu-Natal yellowfish Labeobarbus natalensis (Castelnau, 1861)". In N.D. Impson; I.R Bills; L. Wolhunter (eds.). Technical Report on the State of Yellowfishes in South Africa (PDF). pp. 31-43. ISBN 978-1-77005-719-7.

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