Morphology Data of Enteromius traorei
Identification keys
Main Ref. Lévêque, C., 2003
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance males alike females
Different colors males alike females

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 cycloid scales

Diagnosis: head pointed, dorsal profile straight; elongated body; last simple dorsal-fin ray smooth on hind margin; 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; (7)8 branched dorsal fin rays; two pairs of barbels; barbels short, anterior not reaching to centre of eye, posterior not extending beyond hind margin of eye; lateral line complete and weakly depressed below dorsal fin; maximum reported size 55 mm SL; 3 large well defined spots on sides, 1st before level of dorsal-fin origin, 2nd behind vertical line from last dorsal-fin ray, 3rd at end of caudal peduncle; distance centres 2nd-3rd spot/distance centres 1st-2nd spot (= RDT) is 1.18-1.40, average 1.27 (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Description: snout rounded; mouth subterminal; D: III,(7)8; A: III,5; P: I,13; V: I,7 (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Coloration: body light brown, with fine band of melanophores on hind edges of scales; 3 spots on sides; 1st on 7th scale above lateral line, 2nd slightly behind vertical line from last dorsal-fin ray, and 3rd at end of caudal peduncle (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Enteromius traorei

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 24 - 26
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 3 - 4
Scale rows below lateral line 3 - 5
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 10 - 13


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 10 - 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
Spines     0
Soft-rays   14 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  beneath origin of D1
Spines     0
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Palomares, Maria Lourdes D.
Modified by Geelhand, Dimitri
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