Enteromius radiatus (Peters, 1853)
Redeye barb
photo by Gratwicke, B.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cyprininae
Max. size:  12 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Africa: Aswa River in Uganda southwards along the whole coast of East Africa up to the Limpopo, Inkomati and Umbelezi River systems in Transvaal, South Africa (Ref. 27292). To the west found in the upper Congo drainage including the Malagarazi system and Lakes Bangweulu and Mweru, the whole Zambezi system including the Okavango, and as far as the Cuanza and Cunene Rivers in Angola and the upper Kasa├» in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Ref. 27292) and Angola (Ref. 11970).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 6-6
Biology:  Prefers marshes and marginal vegetation of streams, rivers and lakes. Active in subdued light and at night (Ref. 7248). Feeds on invertebrates (Ref. 5595).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 19 December 2017 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 01.09.93
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 28.06.94

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