Enteromius afrovernayi (Nichols & Boulton, 1927)
Spottail barb
photo by Mertens, P.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cyprininae
Max. size:  5.7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Africa: rivers Cunene, Okavango, upper Zambezi and Kafue (Ref. 52193). In the upper Congo basin reported from the upper Lualaba (Ref. 11970), Upemba area (Ref. 2801) and middle and upper Luapula (Ref. 11970, 27609). Also reported from the southern Congo River basin in Angola (Ref. 120641).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-6
Biology:  Occurs in quiet, well-vegetated waters where it feeds from the surface or on small invertebrates living on plant surfaces (Ref. 7248). Requires well oxygenated waters and usually not found in small or headwater streams (Ref. 13337).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 May 2009 Ref. (120744)
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 - 29.07.94

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