Enteromius eburneensis (Poll, 1941)
Enteromius eburneensis
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cyprininae
Max. size:  7.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 5.5; dH range: 3 - 8
Distribution:  Africa: Guinean species known from region of Mount Nimba: upper basins of Cavally, NipouĂ©, Niger and St. Paul (Ref. 2940, 81282).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Diagnosis: last simple dorsal-fin ray smooth on hind margin; head pointed; bones of suborbital series narrow; scale formula 3.5-4.5/24-28/3.5-4.5; 2.5 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 12 scales around caudal peduncle; 8 branched dorsal fin rays; two unequal pairs of barbels; anterior barbel not extending beyond centre of eye/reaching to, or extending beyond, posterior half of eye; posterior barbel extending beyond hind margin of eye; lateral line complete and weakly depressed below dorsal fin; maximum reported size 50 mm SL; 3 spots on sides, first 2 irregular in shape, often connected by thin black line; back marked with longitudinal stripes (Ref. 2940, 81282). Description: small species with moderately compressed body; mouth subterminal; distal margin of dorsal fin very slightly concave; D: III,8; A: III,5; P:15-16; V: I,7 (Ref. 2940, 81282). Coloration: back yellowish brown and silvery sides in life; back with 3 more or less distinct, dark longitudinal bands; 3 elongate spots aligned on sides, first 2 above lateral line (before and behind level of dorsal fin), third at end of caudal peduncle; lateral-line scales marked with vertical, crescent-shaped bar of melanophores; dorsal, pectoral and pelvic fins, as well as caudal-fin base, tinged with yellow (Ref. 2940, 81282).
Biology:  Maximum TL was recorded at 9 cm (Ref. 2801).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 07 December 2006 (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii); D2) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 05.03.91
Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 27.09.04
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 30.08.94

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