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Puntius amphibius  (Valenciennes, 1842)

Scarlet-banded barb
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Puntius: Lantin, punctum = point, the point of the sword (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: India and Sri Lanka.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4832)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in streams, descending from the wet zone foot hills, particularly in areas with gravel or pebble substrates, but also in the coastal marshes. Found in streams and tanks in the dry zone. Feeds mainly on detritus and algae. A potential larvicide fish (Ref. 4832).

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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. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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