Enteromius huguenyi (Bigorne & Lévêque, 1993)
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Smiliogastrinae
Max. size:  5.3 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: known from the Diani river (Saint Paul river basin) in Guinea and the Loffa River basin in Liberia (Ref. 35810, 81282).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Diagnosis: last simple dorsal-fin ray smooth on hind margin (Ref. 81282). Scale formula 3.5/23-25/4.5; 2.5 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 9 scales around caudal peduncle; 8 branched dorsal fin rays; two pairs of well-developped, long and unequal barbels; anterior barbel not extending beyond centre of eye/reaching to, or extending beyond, posterior half of eye; posterior barbel extending beyond hind margin of eye; lateral line complete and straight; maximum reported size 46 mm SL; numerous dark spots on sides, distinct or coalesced (Ref. 35810, 81282). Narrow intraorbital; large eyes, 34.6-53.5% of head length (Ref. 35810). Description: dorsal profile slightly convex, with pointed head (Ref. 35810, 81282). Small-sized species; dorsal-fin insertion slightly ahead or at the same level of pelvic fins; inferior third of last dorsal-fin ray slightly ossified (Ref. 35810). D: III,8; A: III,5; P:12-14; V: II,7 (Ref. 81282). Coloration: preserved specimens rather pale; 4-6 midlateral dark spots, more or less distinct, slightly above or close to lateral line; first spot well in front of vertical of origin of dorsal fin; spots sometimes distinct (especially in juveniles), but may be confluent in some cases, so that there is only dark lateral band on flanks (Ref. 35810, 81282). Fins colorless (Ref. 35810).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 21 November 2006 (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Béarez, Philippe - 04.05.01
Modified by: Béarez, Philippe - 27.09.04

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