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Enteromius poechii  (Steindachner, 1911)

Dashtail 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: Steindachner.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 11°S - 21°S

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Africa: upper Zambezi system and Kafue River (Ref. 2801), as well as the Cunene and Okavango systems. Also collected from the Kasai (middle Congo River basin) in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 12818), but identification needs to be verified. The taxonomic status of this species is uncertain (Ref. 7248).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7248)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 5 - 6

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Common in riverine and floodplain habitats, frequently in association with the striped robber (Brycinus lateralis). Feeds on insects and small organisms. Used as bait for tigerfish (Ref. 7248).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial; bait: usually
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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=0.01288 (0.00670 - 0.02479), b=3.03 (2.87 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.38 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 to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.