Silver cyprinid

Being a fast-swimming smallish fish of the open waters, it has been better able to withstand the ecological upheaval caused mainly by the introduced predator Lates niloticus than most other local species.

The Silver cyprinid lives in the pelagic, freshwater, depth range 50 - m environment.

The Silver Cyprinid (Rastrineobola argentea) is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Cyprinidae, the only member of the genus Rastrineobola. It is found in the Lake Victoria of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. More

Silver Cyprinid belongs to the species of ray finned fish which is from Cyprinidae family. These fishes are found in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda in their natural habitat that is fresh water lakes. They are small in size and very fast swimmers. More

Common names

Ciprino plateado in Spanish (español)
Cyprin argenté in French (français)
Dagaa in Swahili (Kiswahili)
En art karpefisk in Danish (dansk)
Lake Victoria sardine in English
Mukene in English
Mukene in Other
Neobola stříbřitá in Czech (česky)
Omena in Luo
Omena in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Rastrineobola argentea in Dutch (Nederlands)
Sardine in English
Silver cyprinid in English
Sipa do lago Victória in Portuguese (Português)
Sipa-do-Lago-Victória in Portuguese (Português)
Victoria-karpe in Danish (dansk)
Victoria-See-Karpfen in German (Deutsch)
Victorianlasibarbi in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Viktoria-Sardine in German (Deutsch)
新耙波拉魚 in Mandarin Chinese
新耙波拉鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Rastrineobola
Species : Rastrineobola argentea
Authority : Pellegrin, 1904