Butterfly barb

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Butterfly barb
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Barbinae
Genus: Enteromius
E. hulstaerti
Binomial name
Enteromius hulstaerti
(Poll, 1945)

Barbus hulstaerti Poll, 1945

The butterfly barb (Enteromius hulstaerti) is a species of cyprinid fish in the genus Enteromius. [2]


This species reaches a length of 3.5 cm (1.4 in).[3]


The fish is named in honor of Révérend Père Gustaaf Hulstaert (1900-1990), an entomologist, botanist and missionary in the Belgian Congo, who collected the type specimen.[4]


  1. ^ Moelants, T. (2010). "Barbus hulstaerti". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: 2010: e.T182061A7806818. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-3.RLTS.T182061A7806818.en.
  2. ^ Lévêque, C. and J. Daget, 1984. Cyprinidae. p. 217-342. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ORSTOM, Paris and MRAC, Tervuren. Vol. 1.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2015). "Enteromius hulstaerti" in FishBase. February 2015 version.
  4. ^ Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (22 September 2018). "Order CYPRINIFORMES: Family CYPRINIDAE: Subfamily SMILIOGASTRINAE". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 7 October 2021.