Enteromius carens (Boulenger, 1912)
photo by MNHN

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Smiliogastrinae
Max. size:  3.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater,
Distribution:  Africa: known from the Kouilou basin to the Chiloango basin, in the Republic of Congo, Angola (Cabinda Province) and Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 81639). Also a single record from the Foulakari River (lower Congo River basin) (Ref. 12818).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Diagnosis: Mouth subterminal; barbels absent; lateral line absent; 8 circumpeduncular scales (Ref. 81639). Description: Small species (Ref. 81639). No barbels (Ref. 122753). Dorsal fin with 3 unbranched and 8 branched rays; anal fin with 3 unbranched and 5 branched rays; dorsal fin border straight, last simple ray soft, smooth, measuring more or less head length (Ref. 81639). Scales with radial striae; 2.5 scales between lateral line and dorsal fin origin; 4.5 scales between lateral line and mid-belly; 21-25 scales in longitudinal series; 3.5 scales between lateral line and pelvic fin insertion (Ref. 81639). Colouration: body ground colour yellowish, with dorsal scales stippled with brown or with brown border; thin black line on flanks, often accompanied by bright orange line; base of caudal fin orange, otherwise fins pale or whitish (Ref. 81639).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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