Enteromius pobeguini (Pellegrin, 1911)
Enteromius pobeguini
photo by Noren, M.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cyprininae
Max. size:  5.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic, potamodromous
Distribution:  Africa: Sudanian basins of Niger, Senegal, Gambia and Volta; also found in certain coastal basins like Comoé, Bandama and Sassandra Rivers in Côte d'Ivoire, and Tominé River in Guinea (Ref. 2940, 81282). Also known from Adrar Mountains in Mauritania (Ref. 4940, 112399) and Bandingara Plateau in Mali (Ref. 2940).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Diagnosis: last simple dorsal-fin ray smooth on hind margin; scale formula 4.5-5.5/26-32/4.5; 2.5 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 12 scales around caudal peduncle; lateral-line scales equal in size to the normal scales; 7 branched dorsal fin rays; one pair of short barbels, no anterior barbel, posterior barbel not reaching to anterior margin of eye; lateral line complete and slightly depressed below dorsal fin; maximum reported size 54 mm SL; black mid-lateral band terminating in small black spot at end of caudal peduncle; dorsal fin usually marked with black band (Ref. 2940, 81282). Description: small species with nearly cylindrical body; mouth small, subterminal with one pair of very small barbels; lateral line rejoining mid-lateral line towards posterior end of caudal peduncle; in certain populations lateral line may be incomplete; D:III,7; A:III,5; P:12-14; V:I,7 (Ref. 2940, 81282). Coloration: body silvery in life, with steel-blue reflections; dark longitudinal band along middle of sides ending in small round spot at end of caudal peduncle; upper half of dorsal fin often marked by oblique black band; in preserved specimens, dorsal scales are pigmented except at margins (Ref. 2940, 81282).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 May 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   

Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 05.03.91
Modified by: Boden, Gert - 26.10.17
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 29.08.94

Source and more info: www.fishbase.org. For personal, classroom, and other internal use only. Not for publication.

Page created by Jen, 05.08.02, php script by kbanasihan 06/09/2010 ,  last modified by sortiz, 10/02/17