Enteromius tanapelagius (Graaf, Dejen, Sibbing & Osse, 2000)
photo by Grimm, M.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Smiliogastrinae
Max. size:  5.24 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: Lake Tana.
Diagnosis:  A small sized, shallow and narrow-bodies barb (Ref. 47354). Head depth and body depth are about equal (Ref. 47354). The eyes are large, its diameter 34% of head length, with a small interorbital width (Ref. 47354). The lower jaw is rather long, 43.3% of head length, has a high inclination and makes a pronounced angle with the ventral head profile (Ref. 47354). The pharyngeal tooth formula is 5-3-2:2-3-5 (Ref. 47354). The barbels are short, the anterior barbel length 4.7% of head length (Ref. 47354). Scales: 10-12 predorsal scales (Ref. 47354). Live specimens are in general silvery white and the dorsal side of the head is blackish (Ref. 47354).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 May 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Boden, Gert - 05.06.03
Modified by: Boden, Gert - 27.09.04

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