Enteromius annectens (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1917)
Broadstriped barb
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Smiliogastrinae
Max. size:  7.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: East coast rivers from Zambezi system south to Mkuze in Natal. Considered to be closely related to or the same species as the Barotse barb, Barbus barotseensis.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-5. Body slender; the third simple ray of the dorsal is slender and flexible.
Biology:  Inhabits small streams and the larger river systems with or without aquatic weeds (Ref. 13337). Favors slow-flowing streams with vegetation (Ref. 7248). Forms shoals and undertakes seasonal movements up tributaries and onto floodplains (Ref. 13337).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 December 2017 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 22.06.94
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.09.04
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 22.07.94

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