Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Smiliogastrinae
Etymology: Enteromius: Greek, enteron = intestine + Greek, myo, mys = muscle (Ref. 45335); tanapelagius: The name refers to the habitat of the fish in Lake Tana, the offshore deep waters (Ref. 47354).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
Africa: Lake Tana.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 47354)
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
de Graaf, M., E. Dejen, F.A. Sibbing and J.W.M. Osse, 2000. Barbus tanapelagius, a new species from Lake Tana (Ethiopia): its morphology and ecology. Environ. Biol. Fishes 59(1):1-9. (Ref. 47354)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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