Morphology Data of Enteromius huguenyi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Bigorne, R. and C. Lévêque, 1993
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors different colors in juveniles and adults
Remarks Cleary distinct spots in sides in juveniles (Ref. 35810) .

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section oval
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: 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).

Ease of Identification likely to be confused with closely related species.

Meristic characteristics of Enteromius huguenyi

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 23 - 25
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 3 - 3
Scale rows below lateral line 4.5 - 4.5
Scales around caudal peduncle 9 - 9
Barbels 4
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 2 - 3
on upper limb 2 - 3
total 4 - 6


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 11 - 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   13 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Spines     0
Soft-rays   9 - 9
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Béarez, Philippe
Modified by Geelhand, Dimitri
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