Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Enteromius: Greek, enteron = intestine + Greek, myo, mys = muscle (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.5 - 6.5. Tropical; 18°C - 20°C (Ref. 27690), preferred ?
Africa: known from the upper Sanaga River basin (Ref. 27690, 81639) and the Kouilou-Niari basin (Ref. 81639).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27690)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 31 - 32. Diagnosis: mouth subinferior; barbels absent; lateral line incomplete with 4-7 perforated scales; 22-25 scales in lateral line; 10 circumpeduncular scales; 2.5-3.0 scales between lateral line and pelvic fin insertion; gill rakers present along lower limb of first gill arch; dorsal fin with straight posterior margin; last simple ray of dorsal fin soft and flexible; 4 simple rays in dorsal fin; 15-17 rays in pectoral fin (Ref. 27690, 81639). 3 infraorbital bones with clearly visible sensory canals (Ref. 27690).
Found in small rivers (5-10 m wide) with a sandy bottom and a well developed gallery of trees and high grasses; hides in the aquatic vegetation in relatively calm pools (Ref. 27690). Maximum total length observed is 5.31 cm (Ref. 27690).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Van den Bergh, E.C. and G.G. Teugels, 1998. Description of new small-sized Barbus species from the Sanaga basin in Cameroon. Comments on B. jae and on the taxonomic status of B. condei (Ostariophysi; Cyprinidae). J. Nat. Hist. 32:1367-1401. (Ref. 27690)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00374 - 0.02556), b=3.02 (2.79 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .