Shortfin barb

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Shortfin barb
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Enteromius
Species: E. brevipinnis
Binomial name
Enteromius brevipinnis
R. A. Jubb, 1966

Barbus brevipinnis
Barbus brevipennis

The shortfin barb (Enteromius brevipinnis) is a species of cyprinid fish native to southern Africa where it occurs in the Sabie-Komati and the Steelpoort-Limpopo river systems. It inhabits well vegetated headwater streams. This species can reach a length of 4.5 centimetres (1.8 in) SL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2]

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  1. ^ Engelbrecht, J., Bills, R. & Cambray, J. 2007. Barbus brevipinnis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 12 April 2014.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Enteromius brevipinnis" in FishBase. February 2014 version.