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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. (American Museum novitates, no. 3917)

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dc.contributor.author Mamonekene, Victor.
dc.contributor.author Ibala Zamba, Armel.
dc.contributor.author Stiassny, Melanie L. J.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-27T14:42:34Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-27T14:42:34Z
dc.date.issued 2018-12-26
dc.identifier.uri http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/handle/2246/6921
dc.description 16 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract A new species of smiliogastrin cyprinid is described from the Louesse, Lekoumou (upper Niari basin), and Djoulou (upper Ogowe basin) rivers in the Republic of Congo, west-central Africa. The new species is readily distinguished from 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. A combination of morphological features and pigmentation patterning that appears to be unique among Enteromius. The new species is widespread throughout the Louesse-Djoulou region, and the fact that such a seemingly common species has gone undetected until now serves to underscore how poorly known this region of the Republic of Congo remains. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates;no.3917.
dc.subject Enteromius walshae. en_US
dc.subject Barbs (Fish) en_US
dc.subject Freshwater fishes. en_US
dc.subject Congo (Brazzaville) en_US
dc.title 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. (American Museum novitates, no. 3917) en_US
dc.title.alternative New Enteromius from the Republic of Congo. en_US


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  • American Museum Novitates
    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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