Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Cyprininae
Etymology: Enteromius: Greek, enteron = intestine + Greek, myo, mys = muscle (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 6.5. Tropical; 21°C - 24°C (Ref. 27690)
Africa: Lower Guinea endemic, known from the Sanaga River basin (Ref. 27690, 81639) and the Wouri basin (Ref. 81639) in Cameroon.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27690)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 32 - 33. Diagnosis: mouth subterminal; barbels absent; lateral line incomplete with 4-6 perforated scales; 21-25 scales in lateral line; 10-12 circumpeduncular scales; 2.5-3 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 forming unserrated spine (Ref. 27690, 81639).
Occurs in small and shallow rivulets (0.1- 0.5 m deep) with a muddy or sandy bottom, a gallery of small trees, shrubs and high grasses and a moderate water current (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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
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=0.00776 (0.00251 - 0.02399), b=3.04 (2.79 - 3.29), 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 (11 of 100) .