Enteromius baudoni (Boulenger, 1918)
photo by Mody, K.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cyprininae
Max. size:  3.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic, potamodromous
Distribution:  Africa: Chad, Volta, Gambia, Sassandra and Bandama basins in Côte d'Ivoire (Ref. 2801, 2940, 13331, 81282), Senegal (Ref. 81282) and Niger (Ref. 2801, 13331, 81282). Also reported from the Benoué basin (Ref. 2940, 13331, 81282) and the Ubangi River system (middle Congo River basin) (Ref. 45441).
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; scale formula 3.5/25-29/3.5; 2.5 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 12 scales around caudal peduncle; 8 branched dorsal fin rays; two pairs of short barbels; anterior barbel not reaching anterior margin of eye; posterior barbel not extending beyond centre of eye; lateral line complete and slightly depressed below dorsal fin; maximum reported size 33 mm SL; sides with 3 small spots connected by a more or less dark band (Ref. 2940, 81282). Description: dorsal profile slightly convex; mouth subinferior; gill rakers short; D: III,8; A: III,5; P:13-15; V: I,7 (Ref. 2940, 81282). Coloration: many individuals have 3 small spots aligned on middle of sides, 1st above 6th and 7th lateral-line scales, 2nd below 1st dorsal-fin ray and 3rd at end of caudal peduncle; spots are frequently united by more or less regular and distinct band of melanophores; in some specimens spots are hardly visible (suffused by longitudinal band) (Ref. 2940, 81282).
Biology:  Affinities: B. perince (Ref. 2940).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 May 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 05.03.91
Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 27.09.04
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 30.08.94

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