Morphology Data of Enteromius carens
Identification keys
Main Ref. De Weirdt, D., A. Getahun, S. Tshibwabwa and G.G. Teugels, 2007
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

Diagnosis: Mouth subterminal; barbels absent; lateral line absent; 8 circumpeduncular scales (Ref. 81639).

Description: Small species (Ref. 81639). No barbels (Ref. 122753). Dorsal fin with 3 unbranched and 8 branched rays; anal fin with 3 unbranched and 5 branched rays; dorsal fin border straight, last simple ray soft, smooth, measuring more or less head length (Ref. 81639). Scales with radial striae; 2.5 scales between lateral line and dorsal fin origin; 4.5 scales between lateral line and mid-belly; 21-25 scales in longitudinal series; 3.5 scales between lateral line and pelvic fin insertion (Ref. 81639).

Colouration: body ground colour yellowish, with dorsal scales stippled with brown or with brown border; thin black line on flanks, often accompanied by bright orange line; base of caudal fin orange, otherwise fins pale or whitish (Ref. 81639).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Enteromius carens

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 21 - 25
Scale rows above lateral line 2 - 2
Scale rows below lateral line 4.5 - 4.5
Scales around caudal peduncle 8 - 8
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 8 - 8
on upper limb 13 - 13


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 11 - 11
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Geelhand, Dimitri
Modified by Boden, Gert
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