Somalian blind barb

The Somalian blind barb lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

The monotypic Somalian blind barb (Barbopsis devecchii), the only ecoregional endemic, lives in caves of the ecoregion. Justification for delineation: This ecoregion is defined by the xeric Horn of Africa and is characterized by a depauperate and poorly known aquatic fauna. More

in Somalia are blind-the Somalian blind barb (Barbopsis devecchii) and Somalian cavefish (Phreatichthys andruzzii). More

Somalian blind barb Somalian blind barb (Barbopsis devecchii) Page IndexIntroduction | | Links Click here to find some convenient links. More

The Somalian Blind Barb lives in the horn of Africa. It has thin scales and small eyes. It is unique because it does not form schools. Its conservation status is vulnerable. The scientific name for this fish is Barbopsis Devichii. More

Common names

Blind barb in English
Parmička somálská in Czech (česky)
Somalian blind barb in English
Somaliansokkobarbi in Finnish (suomen kieli)
德氏小髯魮 in Chinese (中文)
德氏小髯魮 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Barbopsis
Species : Barbopsis devecchii
Authority : di Caporiacco, 1926