Enteromius kerstenii

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Taxonavigation: Cyprinoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Cypriniformes
Superfamilia: Cyprinoidea

Familia: Cyprinidae
Subfamilia: Cyprininae
Tribus: Smiliogastrini
Genus Enteromius
Species: Enteromius kerstenii


Enteromius kerstenii (Peters, 1868)

Lectotype: ZMB 6818 [or 6848]. Lectotype designated by Greenwood 1982. Paralectotypes: ZMB 32378 [ex 6848] (2).

Type locality: On the route between the coast opposite Zanzibar and Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, East Africa.

Etymology: in honor of Otto Kersten (1839–1900), botanist and early explorer of Mt. Kilimanjaro, who sent a small collection of fishes to Peters, including type of this one. (From The ETYFish project)


  • Barbus kerstenii Peters, 1868
    • Labeobarbus kerstenii (Peters, 1868)
  • Barbus salmo Pfeffer, 1896
  • Barbus nigrolinea Pfeffer, 1889
  • Barbus lumiensis Boulenger, 1903
  • Barbus minchini Boulenger, 1906
  • Barbus akeleyi Hubbs, 1918
  • Barbus tangandensis Jubb, 1954



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