Barbus neumayeri


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Barbus neumayeri
Species Authority: Fischer, 1884
Common Name(s):
English Neumayer's Barb, Neumayer's barb (FB)
Barbus carpio Pfeffer, 1896
Barbus kerstenii luhondo Pappenheim, 1914
Barbus luazomela Lönnberg, 1911
Barbus luhondo Pappenheim, 1914
Barbus mohasicus (non Pappenheim, 1914)
Barbus nairobiensis Boulenger, 1911
Barbus percivali Boulenger, 1903
Barbus percivali percivali Boulenger, 1903
Barbus percival kitalensis Pellegrin, 1935
Barbus portali Boulenger, 1906
Barbus serrifer Boulenger, 1900
Taxonomic Notes: The Barbus neumayeri group needs revision (Seegers et al. 2003).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Hanssens, M., Moelants, T., Ntakimazi, G. & Twongo, T.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J., Tweddle, D., Getahun, A., Lalèyè, P., Paugy, D., Zaiss, R., Fishar, M.R.A & Brooks, E.
This species has a wide distribution, with no known major widespread threats. It is therefore listed as Least Concern. It has also been assessed regionally as Least Concern for central and eastern Africa.
2006 Least Concern (IUCN 2006)
2006 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from DRC to Kenya.

Central Africa: Barbus neumayeri is widely distributed in Lakes Tanganyika and Basuto (Kenya, Uganda), Lake Victoria and its tributaries and Semliki River (De Vos and Thys van den Audenaerde 1990).

Eastern Africa: Widely distributed in Kenya and Tanzania. Recorded from the Northern and southern Ewaso Nyiro drainge, Athi and Tana River systems, Lake Victoria basin Lake Turkana system. Also recorded from affluents of Lake Bogoria drainage (Mann, 1971) (see Seegers et al. unpublished), the Rusizi system, Lakes Bulera and Luhondo (This species is known from upper Akagera drainage), Lakes Albert and Edward and affluent streams, affluents streams of the Semliki River. Recorded from the affluent streams and rivers to lakes Tanganyika and Kivu.
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Kenya; Rwanda; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Barbus neumayeri is a benthopelagic species. It feeds principally on insect larvae and aquatic plants. It is found in permanent and seasonal fast flowing streams (Greenwood 1966), and probably also occurs in shallow zones of the lakes.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is harvested for human consumption.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats are known, though water turbidity due to erosion on watershed and agriculture extension could cause localised problems.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known. Population trends should be monitored.

Citation: Hanssens, M., Moelants, T., Ntakimazi, G. & Twongo, T. 2010. Barbus neumayeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 02 March 2015.
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