Enteromius dialonensis (Daget, 1962)
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cyprininae
Max. size:  8.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Africa: known from the eastern drainage of the Fouta-Djalon (Upper Gambia, Upper Niger and Upper Senegal) (Ref. 81282) and from the Upper Bafing Rivers (Senegal system) (Ref. 2801).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Diagnosis: last simple dorsal-fin ray denticulate on hind margin; gape of mouth not extending beyond vertical line from anterior eye margin; scale formula 3.5-4.5/25-29/3.5-4.5; 2.5-3 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 12 scales around caudal peduncle; 7-8 branched dorsal fin rays; anterior barbel reaching to, or extending beyond, posterior half of eye; posterior barbel extending beyond hind margin of eye; lateral line complete and more or less straight; maximum reported size 81 mm SL (Ref. 2940, 81282). Description: medium-sized, rather deep-bodied species; mouth subterminal, its angle not extending beyond a vertical line from anterior eye margin; two pairs of rather long barbels; outer margin dorsal fin straight, third simple dorsal-fin ray partly ossified and denticulate on hind margin; gill rakers short; D:III,7-8; A:III,5; P:14-15; V:I,7 (Ref. 2940, 81282) Coloration: back brownish, belly yellowish; usually 4-5 rounded, black spots aligned on sides; spots may be horizontally elongate or more or less coalesced in some individuals; always small, rounded, black spot under first dorsal-fin rays; fins colorless or yellowish (Ref. 2940, 81282).
Biology:  Affinities: B. cadenati and B. guineensis (number of lateral line scales). Maximum TL was recorded at 10 cm (Ref. 2801).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 28 July 2006 (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii); D2) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 24.03.92
Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 27.09.04
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 29.08.94

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