Enteromius walshae : fisheries

Enteromius walshae Mamonekene, Ibala Zamba & Stiassny, 2018

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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Smiliogastrinae
Etymology: Enteromius: Greek, enteron = intestine + Greek, myo, mys = muscle (Ref. 45335);  walshae: This species is named for Gina Walsh of the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, whose ongoing research continues to enhance conservation efforts throughout the region (Ref. 119360).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: Louesse River of upper Niari basin and Djoulou River of upper Ogowe basin in the Republic of Congo (Ref. 119360).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 119360)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9; Vertebrae: 30 - 31. Diagnosis: This species is readily distinguished from all congeners by the presence of a flexible, weakly ossified, and smooth-bordered last unbranched dorsal-fin ray, well-developed barbels, and a straight and complete lateral line in combination with a characteristic pigmentation patterning consisting of a distinctive, rounded black spot at the base of and extending over the first rays of the anal fin and a prominent, darkly pigmented blotch over the base of the anterior dorsal-fin rays (Ref. 119360).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in small, forested streams where water levels remain low throughout most of the rainy season (Ref. 119360). It feeds principally on detritus and organic debris; guts contain detritus, sand grains, some chironomid larval head cases and other fragmented, unidentifiable insect remains (Ref. 119360).

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Mamonekene, V., A. Ibala Zamba and M.L.J. Stiassny, 2018. A new small barb (Cyprininae: Smiliogastrini) from the Louesse, Lekoumou (upper Niari basin), and Djoulou (upper Ogowe basin) rivers in the Republic of Congo, west-central Africa. Am. Mus. Novit. 3917:16 p. (Ref. 119360)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)


CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .