Enteromius choloensis (Norman, 1925)

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Smiliogastrinae
Max. size:  17.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: Tributaries of the lower Shire, lower Zambezi system, Malawi.
Diagnosis:  Description: robust species; snout pointed; serrated dorsal spine present; caudal fin lobes pointed (Ref. 75045). Coloration: yellow or orange tinted fins; black midlateral stripe present but diffuse, confined to posterior half of body, broadening to an indistinct oval spot one full scale wide on caudal peduncle and not extending noticeably on caudal fin rays (Ref. 75045).
Biology:  Prefers running water and rocky habitats (Ref. 7248).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 26 July 2019 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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