Morphology Data of Enteromius niokoloensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Lévêque, C., 2003
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance males alike females
Different colors different colors in juveniles and adults

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 cycloid scales

Diagnosis: last simple dorsal-fin ray smooth on hind margin; scale formula 3.5/24-26/4.5; 2.5 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 11-12 scales around caudal peduncle; 8 branched dorsal fin rays; two pairs of rather long barbels; anterior barbel not extending beyond centre of eye; posterior barbel extending beyond hind margin of eye; lateral line complete and more or less horizontal; maximum reported size 47 mm SL; no black spot on dorsal fin; more or less distinct dark band along middle of sides (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Description: dorsal profile slightly convex; mouth subterminal; D: III,8; A: III,5; P: 15; V: I,7 (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Coloration: yellowish-white in life, fins colorless; irregular series of spots forming dark longitudinal band on lateral line; upper margins of scales above lateral line marked with black spots, simulating striped pattern on back, particularly on anterior part of body; small black spot at base of anal fin, better visible in juveniles (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Enteromius niokoloensis

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 24 - 26
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 3 - 4
Scale rows below lateral line 4 - 5
Scales around caudal peduncle 11 - 12
Barbels 4
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 2 - 2
on upper limb 4 - 4


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   15 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  beneath origin of D1
Spines     0
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Palomares, Maria Lourdes D.
Modified by Geelhand, Dimitri
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