Morphology Data of Enteromius brazzai
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 subinferior; barbels absent; lateral line complete; 24-28 scales in lateral line; 12 circumpeduncular scales; no spots on sides; tip of dorsal fin black (Ref. 81639).

Description: Medium-sized; pit-lines on head in lateral lines or bifurcated (Ref. 81639). No barbels (Ref. 122753). Dorsal fin with 3-4 unbranched and 7-8 branched rays; anal fin with 3 unbranched and 5 branched rays; pectoral fin with 16-17 rays; pelvic fin with 9-10 rays; dorsal fin border concave, last simple ray flexible, smooth, measuring 1.31 times head length or less (Ref. 81639). Scales with radial striae; 3.5 scales between lateral line and dorsal fin origin; 3.5 scales between lateral line and mid-belly; 2-2.5 scales between lateral line and pelvic fin insertion (Ref. 81639).

Colouration: Ground colour silver grey dorsally, silvery on flanks and belly; scales bordered with dark margin; unpaired fins orange-yellow, anterior rays of dorsal fin black, anal and pelvic fins clear, first rays of pectoral fins slightly grey (Ref. 81639).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Enteromius brazzai

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 26 - 28
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 3.5 - 3.5
Scale rows below lateral line 3.5 - 3.5
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 4 - 6
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 10 - 12
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   16 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Spines     0
Soft-rays   9 - 10
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Boden, Gert
Modified by Boden, Gert
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