||Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Torinae
||25.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
||Africa: Lagos, may have come from southwestern Nigeria (Ref. 2801, 2940, 13331, 31256, 81282). Also known from Ghana (Ref. 2801).
Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-13; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Diagnosis: last simple ray partly ossified at base (no strong spine) and distinctly longer than head; lower lip poorly developed, not forming a mental lobe, sometimes rubber-lipped; 10 dorsal fin branched rays; scale formula 4.5/24/3.5; 2 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 12 scales around caudal peduncle (Ref. 2940, 81282).
Description: deep body (depth 40% of SL); mouth broad and rounded, without mental lobe, somewhat similar to that of B. wurtzi; barbels moderately developed; largest dorsal-fin ray is first branched ray; species is only known from type specimen measuring 230 mm SL; D:III,10; A:III,5; P:15; V:I,8 (Ref. 2940, 81282).
Coloration: body light brown in preserved type (Ref. 2940, 81282).
||Origin of type specimen vague.
|IUCN Red List Status:
Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 27 August 2019 Ref. (124695)
|Threat to humans:
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