Enteromius bagbwensis (Norman, 1932)
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Smiliogastrinae
Max. size:  9.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: known from the type locality: Bagbwe River, Sierra Leone (Ref. 2801, 2940, 81282). Reported from Jong (Ref. 2940, 13331, 81282) and Sewa rivers (Ref. 2940, 13331, 81282) in Sierra Leone.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Diagnosis: last simple dorsal-fin ray ossified and smooth on hind margin; scale formula 4.5/27-28/3.5; 2.5 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 12 scales around caudal peduncle; 8 branched dorsal fin rays; two pairs of rather long barbels; anterior barbel not reaching to anterior margin of eye/not extending beyond centre of eye; posterior barbel extending beyond hind margin of eye; lateral line complete and slightly depressed below dorsal fin; maximum reported size 96 mm SL; no bands on sides; no black spot on dorsal fin (Ref. 2940, 81282). Description: medium-sized species; dorsal profile straight, slightly depressed on nape; snout pointed, mouth small and subinferior; D: III,8; A: III,5 (Ref. 2940, 81282). Coloration: back dark, belly light; bases of scales slightly darker; no spots on sides (Ref. 2940, 81282).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 26 August 2019 (B2ab(iii)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 24.03.92
Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 27.09.04
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 22.06.94

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