Enteromius afrohamiltoni (Crass, 1960)
Hamilton's barb
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Smiliogastrinae
Max. size:  17.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: lowveld reaches of tropical east coast rivers from the lower Zambezi to the Phongolo; unconfirmed reports from the upper Zambezi, Kafue, Nata and Zambian Congo (Lake Bangweulu) systems (Ref. 52193).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-5
Biology:  Favors placid waters such as pans and large pools. Feeds on insects. Used as bait for tigerfish (Ref. 7248).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 May 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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