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Enteromius fasciolatus  (Günther, 1868)

African banded barb
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Enteromius: Greek, enteron = intestine + Greek, myo, mys = muscle (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Günther.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 6.0; dH range: 5 - 12.   Tropical; 20°C - 26°C (Ref. 2060); 11°S - 21°S

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Africa: Cunene, Okavango (Ref. 52193), upper and middle Zambezi River systems including the Kafue (Ref. 52193, 95585). Present in the upper Kasai (Ref. 45616) and in the upper Congo River basin in the middle and upper Luapula system (Ref. 41590), including the Luongo River (Ref. 27609), and in the Bangweulu swamps (Ref. 42135). Also known from Lake Kariba (Ref. 27602).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7248)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Prefers well-oxygenated but vegetated waters such as floodplain river channels and permanent lagoons. Shy, emerging in subdued light, most active in early morning and late afternoon (Ref. 7248). Feeds on worms, crustaceans, insects and plant matter (Ref. 7020). Migrates during rainy season (Ref. 13337).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Spawning occurs in thick plantation.

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Skelton, P.H., 1993. A complete guide to the freshwater fishes of southern Africa. Southern Book Publishers. 388 p. (Ref. 7248)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01175 (0.00594 - 0.02323), b=2.96 (2.80 - 3.12), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.34 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.