Namaqua barb

The Namaquab Barb is a species of ray-finned fish in the Cyprinidae family.

The Namaqua barb lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

The Namaqua barb (Barbus hospes) is considered rare and is endemic to the lower Orange River below the Augrabies Falls, and an isolated population of Mesobola brevianalis (the southernmost neoboline cyprinid population in Africa) is also found in this stretch of river. More

Common names

Barbus hospes in Catalan (Català)
Namakwa-ghieliemientjie in Afrikaans
Namaqua barb in English
Namaquab barb in English
Parmička namibijská in Czech (česky)
主魮 in Chinese (中文)
主魮 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Barbus
Species : Barbus hospes
Authority : Barnard, 1938