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Enteromius argenteus  (Günther, 1868)

Rosefin 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.   Tropical; 12°S - 27°S

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Africa: Pongolo and Incomati rivers of South Africa as well as Cunene and Cuanza rivers of Angola (Ref. 2801). Also in the Catumbela River in Angola (Ref. 11970). Similar to, and possibly even the same species as the silver barb, Barbus choloensis (Ref. 7248).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 7.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2801)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits pools and riffles in clear rocky streams. Feeds on aquatic and adult flying insects and takes trout flies (Ref. 7248).

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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. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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