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Enteromius apleurogramma  (Boulenger, 1911)

East African red finned barb
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

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: Boulenger.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 6.5; dH range: 12 - ?.   Tropical; 23°C - 26°C (Ref. 2059), preferred ?

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Africa: widely distributed, in Aswa River, Lake Victoria basin including affluent rivers and Akagera system, Lake Edward-George system, Lake Kivu basin, Lake Tanganyika (Ref. 27628), Rusizi River, Malagarazi River (Ref. 98755) and Lake Rukwa drainage (Ref. 27292). Also in coastal river basins in Kenya (Ref. 52331) and Tanzania (Ref. 4967), in the lower Lukuga River (upper Congo River basin) (Ref. 93587) and in the Ennedi Plateau of Chad (Ref. 26830, 27628).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 4 - ? cm
Max length : 5.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27628)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal soft rays: 5. Last unbranched ray of dorsal fin thorny and with denticulated posterior side; one barbel on each side of the mouth (Ref. 27628). Dorsal side of body brown-green colored, ventral side silver with grayish spots in the center of the scales; dorsal, anal and pelvic fins are grayish or blackish with a reddish or green-brown zone in the center, caudal fin is yellow-brown or yellow-green; mostly with a black spot on the base of caudal fin and anal fin (Ref. 27528).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in temporary and permanent streams as well as in marginal water-lily swamps in Lake Victoria basin (Ref. 104790). Found in pools near papyrus vegetation (Ref. 9606) and in smaller bodies of water or near the margins of rivers between the vegetation in the Lake Rukwa drainage (Ref. 27292). Feeds on insect larvae (Ref. 4903). Spawns in temporary streams when flooded during rainy season (Ref. 104790) and spawns all year round with maximum at beginning of rainy season (Ref. 27292).

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

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Lévêque, C. and J. Daget, 1984. Cyprinidae. p. 217-342. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ORSTOM, Paris and MRAC, Tervuren. Vol. 1. (Ref. 2801)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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=0.00741 (0.00358 - 0.01533), b=3.05 (2.87 - 3.23), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.32 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm=1).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.