Enteromius lineomaculatus (Boulenger, 1903)
Line-spotted barb
Enteromius lineomaculatus
photo by Seegers, L.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Smiliogastrinae
Max. size:  8.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  Africa: Cunene, Okavango, Zambezi and Limpopo systems, common in Zimbabwe and Zambia; also widespread in Central and East Africa (Ref. 52193), south- and eastwards from the upper Congo River basin (Ref. 45616). In the upper Congo basin present in the drainages of the Lualaba (Ref. 36901), upper Lualaba (Ref. 45616), Mweru-Luapula and Bangweulu-Chambeshi (Ref. 95585). Probably also in the Malagarasi (Ref. 54847).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-6. Diagnosis: Last unbranched ray of dorsal fin more or less flexible and without posterior denticulation; second mandibular barbel is well developed and ending at anterior side of operculum (Ref. 27628). Description: Lateral line scales 26-32 (Ref. 13337, 122753); 28-32 scales on lateral line for specimens of Rwanda (Ref. 27628). Colouration: Silver or yellow coloured on the flanks; a series of 4 to 7 black spots, more or less elongated, sometimes forming a black lateral band above the lateral line; mostly a second dark curved line under the lateral line (Ref. 27628).
Biology:  Inhabits a wide range of habitats from small streams to large rivers. Moves upstream to spawn in flooded grassy areas (Ref. 7248).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 23 May 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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