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Enteromius potamogalis  Cope, 1867

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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);  potamogalis: The species or trivial name potamogalis evidently refers to a highly distinctive fish-eating mammal, the West African water shrew potamogale velox Du Chaillu, 1868 (Ref. 85567).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: Rio Muni basin in Equatorial Guinea (Ref. 85567)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.1 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 113713)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8. Form compressed and gibbous (Ref. 113713). Inferior limb of pharyngeal bones two-thirds length of superior, a slight external angle; teeth 2.3.5-5.3.2, the inferior of the longer row very small and conic (Ref. 113713). Orbit four times in head, diameter less than length of muzzle, latter rather broad; outline steeply descending from front of dorsal fin; head 4.2 times in length to origin of caudal fin; four well-developed barbels; greatest depth three times in length to origin caudal fin (Ref. 113713). First long dorsal ray weak as the last, and not a spine; ventrals not attaining vent, but reached by the acuminate pectorals (Ref. 113713). Scales large, minutely granular, with few (5-8) and coarse radii (Ref. 113713). Lateral line little deflexed (Ref. 113713). Colouration: A broad, straight, dark brown band from end muzzle to origin caudal fin, which is light and dark margined above; above dark cinnamon brown, each scale silvered; below paler brown, each scale with a deep brown spot at base; tip of dorsal fin brown (Ref. 113713).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Total length 4 inches 9 lines (Ref. 113713).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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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. 115941)

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 (18 of 100) .