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Enteromius bagbwensis  (Norman, 1932)

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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: Norman.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: known from the type locality: Bagbwe River, Sierra Leone (Ref. 2801, 2940, 81282). Reported from Jong (Ref. 2940, 13331, 81282) and Sewa rivers (Ref. 2940, 13331, 81282) in Sierra Leone.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2940)

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Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8. Diagnosis: last simple dorsal-fin ray ossified and smooth on hind margin; scale formula 4.5/27-28/3.5; 2.5 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 12 scales around caudal peduncle; 8 branched dorsal fin rays; two pairs of rather long barbels; anterior barbel not reaching to anterior margin of eye/not extending beyond centre of eye; posterior barbel extending beyond hind margin of eye; lateral line complete and slightly depressed below dorsal fin; maximum reported size 96 mm SL; no bands on sides; no black spot on dorsal fin (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Lévêque, C., 1990. Cyprinidae. p. 269-361. In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux douces et saumâtres d'Afrique de l'Ouest. Tome I. Coll. Faune Tropicale n° XXVIII. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, and O.R.S.T.O.M., Paris, 384 p. (Ref. 2940)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

  Vulnerable (VU) (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii); D2)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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