Enteromius parablabes (Daget, 1957)
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Smiliogastrinae
Max. size:  6.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: widespread in the Volta River system (Ref. 2801). Not known elsewhere than the type locality: Volta basin (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; dorsal fin short, outer margin straight; head rounded; scale formula 3.5/24-26/3.5-4.5; 2.5 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 12 scales around caudal peduncle; 8 branched dorsal fin rays; two pairs of unequal barbels; anterior barbel not reaching to anterior margin of eye/not extending beyond centre of eye; posterior barbel reaching to, or extending beyond, posterior half of eye/extending beyond hind margin of eye; lateral line complete and more or less horizontal; maximum reported size 62 mm SL; no black spot on dorsal fin; more or less distinct dark band along middle of sides (Ref. 2940, 81282). Description: dorsal profile convex; head slightly rounded; mouth subterminal; lines of cephalic pores visible; lateral line covered by black longitudinal band; D: III,8; A: III,5; P: 15; V: I,7-8 (Ref. 2940, 81282). Coloration: dark longitudinal band along middle of sides, running from gill cover to end of caudal peduncle (Ref. 2940, 81282).
Biology:  Affinities: B. ablabes (head shape, barbel longer, concave dorsal external border) (Ref. 2940).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 02 May 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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