Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
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
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; pH range: 8.0 - ?; amphidromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical; 22°C - ? (Ref. 85713); 39°N - 8°N
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 5.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 94495)
Asia: Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Yunnan, China (Ref. 4832), Bhutan (Ref. 40882) and Afghanistan (Ref. 41034)
Adults inhabit rivers, streams and ponds in plains and submontane regions (Ref. 41236). Collected from a large river with high turbid monsoon flow and with diverse substrate consisting of sand, mud, gravel, pebble, cobble, and boulders (Ref. 85713). A very plentiful shoaling fish. They remain small in domestic aquaria and become mature at 7 to 8 cm (Ref. 4832).
Menon, A.G.K., 1999. Check list - fresh water fishes of India. Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Misc. Publ., Occas. Pap. No. 175, 366 p. (Ref. 41236)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Aquarium: public aquariums
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.00568 - 0.04030), b=3.01 (2.78 - 3.24), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.6-1.3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .