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Pethia cumingii  (Günther, 1868)

Two spot barb
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Pethia: Pethia is the generic vernacular name for small cyprinids in Sinhala..

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.5 - 6.5; dH range: ? - 15.   Tropical; 22°C - 27°C (Ref. 13371); 8°N - 6°N

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6028)

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Asia: endemic to Sri Lanka. Occurs mainly at the south western wet zone, from the Kelani to the Gin basins. Range extends north of the Kelani, into the swamps around Gampaha (Attanagalu Oya) and northwards. Introduced into the Perdeniya Gardens in the Mahaweli basin and is well established between Gampola and Ginigathena (Sri Lanka).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Yellow finned variety usually occurs in flowing water and stays close to the substrate (sand to boulders). Red finned variety inhabits slow flowing waters of marshes in the Kelani Valley foothills, associated with mud or silt bottoms. Forms medium sized shoals. Matures at 3 cm and spawns during rainy season (Ref. 6468). Feeds on green algae, plankton and detritus (Ref. 6469). Population with strongly bifurcate caudal fin from introduced Mahaweli stock (Ref. 6470).

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Pethiyagoda, R., 1991. Freshwater fishes of Sri Lanka. The Wildlife Heritage Trust of Sri Lanka, Colombo. 362 p. (Ref. 6028)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00533 - 0.02363), b=2.98 (2.81 - 3.15), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.5   ±0.23 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.