African Blind Barb Fish

African Blind Barb Fish
African Blind Barb Fish
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Caecobarbus
Boulenger, 1921
Species: C. geertsi
Binomial name
Caecobarbus geertsi
Boulenger, 1921

The African Blind Barb Fish or Congo Blind Barb (Caecobarbus geertsi), locally known as barbu aveugle or poisson cavernicole d'Afrique, is a ray-finned fish species in the family Cyprinidae. It is the only member of the genus Caecobarbus.

It is found only in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


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