The Pangani Barb (Labeobarbus oxyrhynchus) is a freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae family of cyprinid fish.
The Pangani Barb is silver with three black spots along its side. It has rounded black eyes. Its fins are translucent (clear).
It can grow to about 40 centimetres (16 inches).
It is found in freshwater rivers in Kenya and Tanzania, in east Africa, swimming on the bottom or the surface of the water.
The Pangani Barb feeds on small organisms, such algae and detritus (dead skin), as well as insects and snails.
Location of photographs: Snake Park, Nairobi, Kenya
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM