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Enteromius sensitivus  (Roberts, 2010)

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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);  sensitivus: The name sensitivus is from the Latin sintio, sensus, to perceive by the senses or feel, in reference to the numerous pitline sensory organelles characteristic of this species (Ref. 85567).   More on author: Roberts.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic-neritic.   Tropical

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Africa: Sanaga River in Cameroon (Ref. 85567).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85567); 4.1 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8; Vertebrae: 39. Diagnosis: This species differs from all other small species of African barbs by its very slender caudal peduncle; it is distinguished from the great majority of small African barbs by its exceptionally well developed sensory papillae or pitline organelles which cover most of the head in both sexes; similar pit lines occur on the scales covering the body; males differ from those of most other species of African barbs of similar size in having the rostrum and dorsal surface of the head covered with numerous breeding tubercles (Ref. 85567).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in very swift water, with bottom of coarse gravel and smooth water-worn stones (Ref. 85567).

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Roberts, T.R., 2010. Barbus sensitivus, a new species with extensive pitlines from the Sanaga River (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Aqua, Int. J. Ichthyol., 16(4):187-196. (Ref. 85567)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

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=0.00977 (0.00372 - 0.02567), b=3.02 (2.79 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, 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) .